The latest Arsenal contract extension news is here for you. Arsenal has confirmed that they have extended the contract of David Luiz, Dani Ceballos, Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari. Speculations were going around for some days. They confirmed this on their official website as well as Social Media.
It seems that Arsenal management is pretty happy with the extensions, but that might not be the case for the fans, particularly David Luiz.
“I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future. They have been part of the long-term technical plan Mikel and I have developed. They bring the right balance to our squad.”Eduardo Gasper, Arsenal Technical Director
David Luiz who joined Arsenal from Chelsea for £31.5M last summer has not performed well.He was responsible for the loss of Arsenal in many important matches.But still the gooners think that he can suit with them.So they have decided to extend the contract of David Luiz for one more year.David Luiz has played 33matches with Arsenal scored twice and provided one assist.Luiz has kept 6clean sheet this season too.The Technical Director thinks Luiz will bounce back and help the team again.
“David is a really important player for us. He has played most of our matches this season and has been important for the team. His passing, his communication with the team on and off the pitch. He helps everyone.”Eduardo Gasper, Arsenal Technical Director
Arsenal also made the loan deal of Pablo Mari from Flamengo a permanent one for £7.3M. Mari was expected to return to his parent club this summer. Pablo Mari has amazed Mikel Arteta very much this season. He started the match against Manchester City in EPL recently but unfortunately got injured. But Arteta thinks that Mari can be a solution for the Arsenal defence. Surprisingly Arsenal hasn’t conceded any goal in the 204 minutes when Pablo Mari played.
“He is very vocal and comfortable on the ball always commanding the back four and he looked like he has played here for months.I think we have a good player”Mikel Arteta, Arsenal Manager
Technical Director Eduardo Gasper thinks that Pablo Mari will return back very soon and play again.the defender was Injured in a match against Manchester City on Thrusday.
“With Pablo we’re all disappointed he got injured at Manchester City. Since Mikel arrived here he was asking for a central defender who was left-footed. We were really pleased with Pablo – his behaviour, the way he is training, his mentality and his quality. Unfortunately, he has that injury but of course we are really happy to keep him for the future.”Eduardo Gasper, Arsenal Technical Director
The Gooners also finalized the decision to make the loan dean of Cedric Soares permanent. The Portuguese international was on loan from Southampton from January 2020. His Loan deal will be expired on 30th June 2020. But Before that Arsenal made the deal permanent and made one year contract with the Portuguese. Cedric has played quite well with the saints, made 16 appearances and provided one assist. He played mainly as a Right Back in Southampton. He has to wait for showing his ability for the Gooners. Technical Director Eduardo believes that Cedric can be a good option for them in future.
“Cedric is also going to be an important player. He has been unlucky with the injuries but he is close to being ready and gives us more strength in the right-back position.”Eduardo Gasper, Arsenal Technical Director
Arsenal also has reached an agreement with Real Madrid to extend the Loan deal of Dani Ceballos until the end of this season. Ceballos’s Loan deal would expire on 30th June 2020. But now he will stay in London for some days more with the Gooners. Ceballos has made 16 apperances for the Gooners this season after coming from Real Madrid last Summer. He also provided 2assists in overall season. He will return to his parent club after the end of this season.
“We’re also pleased Dani will finish the season here. He is making a good contribution and we look forward to him having a strong finish to the season.”Eduardo Gasper, Arsenal Technical Director
Arsenal is currently 10th in the Premier League table and expected to miss European Football next season.Can this deals help Arsenal to get European Football next season and give the fans something to cheer? Time will tell.
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