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Mikel Arteta feels “sadness” at the prospect of losing David Luiz, who will depart Arsenal at the end of June after two seasons. The 33-year-old has agreed to leave when his contract expires, marking the first step in what is expected to be an extensive revamp of Arsenal’s squad.
Arteta suggested the decision to part company with David Luiz, who signed a season’s extension last June and is among the club’s highest earners, was mutual. “We had very clear talks in the last few months,” the manager said. “We already had a big decision to make last year when we had to extend his contract during the Covid world, the pay cuts and everything.