Arsenal still hopeful of making Pablo Mari a permanent signing with an option to buy for a fee believed to be £13.5m David Luiz was introduced in the 24th minute against Man City but was sent off shortly after half-time as Arsenal lost 3-0 David Luiz is close to signing a new one-year deal at Arsenal. The Brazilian was due to be out of contract at the end of the June with Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta urging the club to extend his deal earlier this month. Luiz attracted heavy criticism for disastrous cameo against Manchester City in Arsenal's first game of the restart, replacing the injured Pablo Mari after 24 minutes only to gift the hosts the lead moments later, and then give away a penalty and receive a red card shortly after half-time in the 3-0 defeat. After conceding a penalty against Manchester City, we look at David Luiz's errors this season that have cost Arsenal in the Premier League He initially moved to the Emirates on a one-year deal from Chelsea in 2019 - rather than the reported two-year contract - his agent Kia Joorabchian confirmed to Sky Sports News.Arsenal are also still hopeful of making Pablo Mari a permanent signing with the club retaining an option to buy the defender for a fee believed to be £13.5m.Vice-president of his parent club, Flamengo, Marcos Braz has been quoted as saying the deal is done, but Arteta maintains there are still some legal issues to overcome. "We have been trying to get the deal done because we are happy with what Pablo can bring to us," Arteta said. "The club is trying to finalise the deal and they will announce that as quick as possible when it is sorted.