He has at least a year or two left in him at the highest level, but there’ve been no takers for his services across the summer.
The defender is now considering joining Serie A new boys, Salernitana, who are also expected to sign Frank Ribery on Monday.
Luiz is now considering plying his trade could prick up the ears of a few teams looking for an experienced centre-back with international pedigree.
For the player himself, it would be a chance to prove to the doubters that he still has what it takes to perform and, potentially, earn him one final move at the end of the season, contract terms depending.
Frankly, he’d have done no worse than the current defensive pairing Arsenal have, so perhaps wages were a sticking point for the Gunners when deciding whether to renew him or not.