Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz has revealed. Why he chose not to join Arsenal in the summer and put pen to paper on a new contract with the Blues yesterday.
Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz turned down the chance to move to Arsenal in January by signing a new contract with the Blues on Friday. The Brazilian signed a contract until 2026. Claims he is happy to be at Villa Park long-term. It came after the 24-year-old was offered by the Gunners towards the end of the transfer window last summer. But All offers have been rejected by Steven Gerrard’s squad. Leaving Mikel Arteta without a new midfielder in his squad after several injuries in the squad.
When asked about Luiz’s transfer The Spaniard said. The club has done a great job and made an official offer. So that we can discuss and come to an agreement to try and get the players we want. We do business relatively quickly. Unfortunately, in the final 72 hours, Thomas (Partey) suffered the same injury he suffered last time. Then Mo (Mohamed Elnini) suffered a long-term injury. And we have to do something in the transfer market.”
With Luiz’s contract expiring next summer. That could open up an opportunity to try and re-sign him in the next transfer window in January. However announcing his new deal will have a big impact on the Gunners and they may. had to turn to other goals Luiz explained the reasons for his new deal and rejection of Arsenal via Villa TV :
“I am very happy. Yesterday I said that I am very happy in this club. I love the people here, the staff, the players, I feel comfortable here and very happy . This club opened the door for me to come here. In England and playing in the Premier League, the UFABET club gave me space and I was very happy. Because I am here and my options are here.”
It remains to be seen who Arteta will target in midfield. But now the options That fell after Luiz’s decision, the 24-year-old midfielder has made 120 appearances for Villa, helping the club reach the 2020 League Cup final, where they lost 2-1 to his former club Manchester City. Villa will play their next match on Sunday October 16, 2022, when they host Chelsea and Luiz are aiming to turn up his side after winning just two of their nine games in the competition. this season