The Gunners hadn’t offered the 34-year-old a new contract, although it is understood that he had already decided to head elsewhere at the end of the season.
Luiz has won plenty of silverware during his career, despite having a well-deserved reputation for being a defensive liability.
His move to Arsenal in 2019 raised plenty of eyebrows, with many people questioning the wisdom of paying Luiz big money to join the Gunners.
The former Chelsea star is undoubtedly a talented footballer, but his career has been blighted by repeated mistakes.
Luiz’s efforts in an Arsenal shirt have left a lot to be desired, with the defender’s howlers often costing the club dearly over the past couple of years.
The Gunners are a long way from being genuine contenders for major silverware – parting company with Luiz undoubtedly improves their chances of rectifying matters.