Arsenal Transfer Update: David Luiz, Coutinho, Matt Smith

Arsenal Transfer Update - David Luiz, Coutinho, Matt Smith
Arsenal Transfer Update - David Luiz, Coutinho, Matt Smith

David Luiz

Arsenal defender David Luiz is expected to leave the club when his deal expires this summer.

The Brazilian has not signed an extension yet and there hasn’t been any talks regarding a new deal either.

The former Chelsea star is in his 30s and it would be wise of Arsenal to let him leave. 

The Gunners need to build for the future and they should invest in quality young defenders instead. It will be interesting to see who comes in to replace Luiz this summer.

Matt Smith

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has promoted youngster Matt Smith to first team training. 

The highly rated Arsenal starlet has done well for the Gunners in the youth level and this would be a great opportunity for him to showcase his talent in the first team setup.

Arsenal have a great track record of promoting young players and nurturing them into first team stars. It will be interesting to see how Matt Smith develops in the coming months. 

The youngster will be hoping to impress Arteta and clinch some game time when the season resumes. 

Philippe Coutinho

In terms of incomings, Arsenal are looking to bring in the former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho this summer.

The Brazilian midfielder is unwanted at Barcelona and he will be up for grabs. 

It will be interesting to see if the Gunners can agree on a fee with the Catalan giants. 

On form, Coutinho is a world class player who would improve Arsenal a lot. He will add flair, creativity and goals to the side. 

His long range prowess will be an added bonus if Arsenal manage to get him.

The player might be keen on a return to England and Arsenal could be an appealing option. Coutinho played the best football of his career in the Premier League and he will be desperate to get his form back.