On their official website, the club has announced, “We are delighted to confirm that defenders David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have agreed contracts to stay with us beyond the end of this season.”
Arsenal have signed Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares to long term deals while they have given David Luiz a one-year contract extension and Dani Ceballos a loan extension.
On their official website, the club has announced, "We are delighted to confirm that defenders David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have agreed contracts to stay with us beyond the end of this season."
It has been reported by Sky sports that David Luiz has agreed a one year deal. Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have joined on permanent deals from their respective clubs. They have both a 4 year contract.
Dani Ceballos' loan has been extended upto the end of the season. Technical director Edu has said that the club is happy that they've managed to tie the players down to these new contracts.
"I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future. They have been part of the long-term technical plan Mikel and I have developed. They bring the right balance to our squad," Edu said.
Despite David Luiz's miserable time at the club, Edu believes that they have made the right decision by extending the Brazilian's contract.
"David is a really important player for us. He has played most of our matches this season and has been important for the team. His passing, his communication with the team on and off the pitch. He helps everyone," Edu said regarding Luiz.
Edu is positive that long term deals for Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares will help project rebuild and help bring success to the Emirates.
He said, "With Pablo we're all disappointed he got injured at Manchester City. Since Mikel arrived here he was asking for a central defender who was left-footed. We were really pleased with Pablo – his behaviour, the way he is training, his mentality and his quality. Unfortunately, he has that injury but of course we are really happy to keep him for the future."
"Cedric is also going to be an important player. He has been unlucky with the injuries but he is close to being ready and gives us more strength in the right-back position."
The club has also confirmed that Real Madrid have agreed to extend Dani Ceballos' loan till the end of the current season.
"We're also pleased Dani will finish the season here. He is making a good contribution and we look forward to him having a strong finish to the season."