Arsenal have confirmed Brazilian defender, David Luiz, will leave the club when his contract expires, while Martin Odegaard, Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan are also set to leave the Emirate side.
Luiz informed the club of his decision to leave in May, despite the Gunners being keen to extend his deal for another season. He opted not to accept Arsenal’s offer of a new contract as he called an end to his two-year stay in north London.
The defender, who joined from London rivals Chelsea for a fee of £8million in 2019, made 73 appearances for the club but missed the end of the 2020-2021 season because of injury.
Luiz helped Mikel Arteta’s side win the FA Cup in 2020 and gave an emotional speech to his team-mates before their last game of the Premier League season.
“If, in some moments, I did something bad with you guys, sorry, but it was always my intention to give my best for you guys,” Luiz said.
“It was always my intention to help you guys. I think you understood a bit that I am a collective person, so my happiness is to see the others happy. So I try my best.”
Australian keeper, Ryan made three appearances during his loan spell but will now return to Brighton.
Odegaard and Ceballos are expected to return to the La Liga side following the end of their loan spells.
Denmark midfielder, Odegaard joined the Gunners in January while Spanish midfielder Ceballos spent two years with the club.