Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted the club has yet to open contract talks with David Luiz.
But Arteta hinted that he wants Luiz to stay because he is a “key role model” for young players.
The Arsenal manager said: “He’s a great example for them [the youngsters]. He’s got a good mixture with them between some banter and then some stick.
“They all listen to him because of who he is and what he’s done in the game. But also because how he behaves every day, how professional he is and how he goes about the job. He is one of the key role models that we have in our team.
“No [we haven’t spoken about an extension], there are still a few months to go on that. I all the time talk to him about this kind of thing so we’re in a good position.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits ‘the better side won’ after his team were defeated by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Despite heading to West London on the back of three straight wins in all competitions, the Clarets were second best for much of the 90 minutes against Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso were on target for the Blues, while the 2-0 defeat also saw Burnley striker Chris Wood taken off due to injury.
Speaking after the game, Dyche said: “I’ve no complaints because the best side won.
“In the first half, I thought we contained the game pretty well and kept them to a pretty slow tempo. They had a few chances, but stuff we are used to dealing with. But in the second half they were by far the better side and that happens.
“When you play the better sides and they turn up, as Chelsea did with a new manager, four changes and everyone playing with a bit more fizz, then it’s hard. They brought a better tempo to their passing and their pressing and we couldn’t get a foothold at all, to be honest. All credit to them, it was top players doing what top players do to win a game.”
Dyche added: “The only gripe for me is that we had a couple of players who were below par, especially in the first half, and even though the two centre-backs and Matt Lowton were excellent, without doubt the best side won on the day.
“Sometimes you forget there is a vast gap of millions of pounds when you look at the two teams on a piece of paper, and that does pay you back eventually over a season. Not always, of course, because we have just shown at Liverpool that we can compete in our own style, but it’s very difficult when these teams turn up.
“That’s the difference. They really turned up in the second half.”
Chelsea put up a superlative performance in their victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso scored the two goals that handed new manager Thomas Tuchel his first win as Chelsea boss.
Callum Hudson-Odoi caused plenty of problems for the Clarets as he got forward at every opportunity, with the England international supplying the assist for Azpilicueta’s opener.
And his performance was summed up in what Burnley’s Robbie Brady was overheard to have said to his manager Sean Dyche during the game.
According to football.london, as heard by journalists inside the stadium, Dyche said to Brady as Hudson-Odoi overlapped at one stage: “Robbie! Tune in!”
In response, Brady said he knew where the Chelsea star was, but admitted: “I just can’t stop him! What do you want me to do?”
Hudson-Odoi’s performance did not only impress his opponents and Blues fans alike, with Tuchel also full of praise for the 20-year-old after the victory in west London.
“Of course we knew him, there were big rumours around him and Bayern Munich but we knew before if you are interested in football, upcoming players, he was in the focus way before I ever thought about being his manager,” the German said.
“He can have his input on the line, he has the ability to be decisive with his runs, his speed and at the moment we have opted for this structure.
“He can play in the half positions offensively, this is clear and we wanted to take the chance against Wolves so we went with Chilly [Ben Chilwell] and him, today it was Marcos [Alonso] and him.
“He had another good game, if we can improve the precision of our guys in the box then maybe we can score more goals.”