David Luiz urged to make Arsenal transfer decision

Arsenal defender David Luiz has been urged to return to Benfica when his contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season.

Luiz has entered the final months of his deal at the Emirates Stadium and, as reported by this month , discussions regarding an extension have not taken place.

As such, the Brazil international looks set to leave the club on a free transfer and will likely bring an end to his long association with English football, having previously had two spells with Chelsea.

While it remains to be seen where Luiz ends up, former Portugal international Nuno Gomes has urged him to return to Benfica.

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“Let’s see what happens. I remember that when he left Benfica he was very well adapted to Portugal in terms of his career on the pitch and his social life off the pitch,” he told Goal.

“He was like a Portuguese already in terms of his way of life and culture. He struggled a little bit to leave because he was doing very well and was very well settled here. But the offer that he received he couldn’t refuse.

“But he always said that one day he wanted to return. I don’t know if it will be possible or not, but I would love it to happen.”

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