Arsenal star David Luiz is ‘very happy’ at the club and looks set to agree a contract extension with the board, according to his agent Kia Joorabchian.
The Brazilian’s future was cast into doubt when reports appeared that the Gunners had opted not to trigger a clause to keep him at the Emirates for another year.
The 33-year-old central defender initially signed on a one-year contract from the Premier League rivals Chelsea in 2019.
But, in spite of establishing himself as a key member of Arteta’s first team, could now face the prospect of departing north London after only one season.
But according to the defender’s entourage, talks between Luiz and Arsenal will commence before the end of the campaign and there is a ‘very high’ chance the veteran centre-half will stay.
‘He’s very happy at Arsenal. He has an extremely good relationship with both the coach and the sporting director,’ Kia told Sky Sports.
‘He has good relationships all throughout the club, right up to the owner. He respects everybody.
‘These contract situations, these renewals, if he stays or if he goes… will all sort themselves out when we get back to some kind of ‘new’ normal [after coronavirus].
‘David will sit down with Arsenal before the season begins, have his conversations and they will both decide if he will stay or not.
‘That will come before the season starts. The chances are very high [of Luiz being at Arsenal next season].’
Meantime, Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and haven’t offered the Gabon international an extension to his current contract, according to ESPN.