David Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea for £8million in last year’s summer transfer window and he had a shaky start to life as a gunner but he has however been one of the most improved players since Mikel Arteta took over. The gunners will however reportedly not offer David Luiz a new deal and that his real contract at Arsenal will come to an end in July.
Arsenal are already on the lookout for a new centre back but losing David Luiz will however probably not make them sign two defenders in the summer since they have a lot of priorities with a low budget and so Mikel Arteta will have to internally replace the Brazilian international. So here are two players that could internally replace David Luiz.
1. WILLIAM SALIBA
Arsenal completed the signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in the 2019 summer transfer window and he was however loaned back to the French side so that he could continue his development in Ligue one. The young Frenchman will be coming to the Emirates Stadium after having had a great number of minutes for Saint-Etienne.
Saliba could just be the reason why Arsenal decided to give David Luiz just a one year deal as they predicted that they would be getting a younger centre back that has potential to be one of the best in the league after 12 months. With the French Ligue one 2019/20 campaign having been cancelled, William Saliba is expected to come to Arsenal and begin training with them in either June or July.
2. CALUM CHAMBERS
Calum Chambers has been at the club for years now but he has never become a regular starter for the gunners but he was however one of the few impressive players this season while Emery was still at the club. There was recently a report revealing the three defenders that Arteta wanes to sell and Chambers was not among them and so that’s a hint that the new Arsenal boss believes that he could be in his plans for next season.
Chambers might not be great on the ball as Luiz but he can as well do a decent job in that area and so he could as well replace David Luiz if the North Londoners decide not to offer him an extension.