BREAKING: Aston Villa Reveal Why Arsenal bids were rejected
Steven Gerrard, the manager, is confident that Douglas Luiz will get why Aston Villa turned down Arsenal’s late-season offers for him.Information Guide Nigeria
On Thursday, Arsenal had three offers rejected, with the most recent being around £25 million.
The contract of midfielder Luiz, who scored against Arsenal in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at the Emirates, expires in the summer of 2019, but Gerrard anticipates him to immediately refocus.
He said: “I’ve got confidence he’ll understand the situation and the club’s decision we didn’t want to lose a very important player and a top player so late in the window.
“From a personal point of view, I very much back the club’s decision and stance on that. I spoke to Dougie face to face yesterday and he understood where it was at and the position that the club was in.
“He very much respects the decision. Hopefully, it will calm down in the hours and days to come and he’ll be fine moving forward.”
Villa, who sit second bottom of the Premier League, host Manchester City on Saturday after Gerrard added two new players on deadline day.