LONDON: Arsenal have confirmed that Brazil defender David Luiz will leave the club when his contract expires, while Martin Odegaard, Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan will also leave the Emirates Stadium.
Luiz chose not to accept Arsenal’s offer for a new contract, as he had ended his two-year stay in north London.
The former Chelsea center-back has had tough times with the Gunners as he struggled with an inconsistent form before missing the end of this season due to injury.
Luiz (34) helped Mikel Arteta’s team win the FA Cup in 2020 and gave an emotional speech to his teammates before their last game in the Premier League season.
“If at some point I did something bad to you, sorry, but it was always my intention to do my best for you,” Luiz said.
“It was always my intention to help you. I think you understood a little bit that I am a collective person, so my happiness is to see others happy. That’s why I try my best.”
Australian goalkeeper Ryan has performed three times during his loan spell, but will now return to Brighton.
Real Madrid duo Odegaard and Ceballos return to the La Liga squad after the end of their loan spell.
Denmark midfielder Odegaard joined the Gunners in January, while Spanish midfielder Ceballos spent two years at the club.