Douglas Luiz speaks about rumors circulating around him and Arsenal

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Douglas Luiz has affirmed that his primary focus remains on Aston Villa. That is even in the face of transfer interest from several clubs, including Premier League toppers Arsenal.

The speculation surrounding the future of the 25-year-old persists. Particularly after being the subject of three deadline-day bids from Arsenal in the summer of 2022. Despite committing to a new long-term contract with Villa, Douglas Luiz continues to attract interest from prominent rivals.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is a long-time admirer of Douglas Luiz. He previously coached the Brazilian at Manchester City. Arteta is reportedly considering him as a top target for a new midfielder in the January transfer market.

What did Douglas Luiz say regarding the situation?

Despite the acknowledgment and interest from other clubs, Douglas emphasizes that he is not allowing himself to be sidetracked by the ongoing transfer speculation.

The player said: “My focus is totally here. I don’t spend a lot of time looking at the stories. I see them, but I don’t focus on that and I’m not looking at it every day. My head is here at Aston Villa.”

In his fifth season at Aston Villa since arriving from Manchester City in 2019, Douglas Luiz expressed deep gratitude for the opportunities provided by the club. He said: “Aston Villa is a club that opened its doors to me when I came to England, so I have a lot of affection and a lot of love for it.”

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