Saliba’s rocky Arsenal profession
William Saliba joined Arsenal to a lot acclaim and fanfare as an 18-year-old who had excelled in France.
Nevertheless, the Frenchman is but to make his aggressive debut for Arsenal, and has now departed on his third successive mortgage. Having spent a season at Saint Etienne, and 6 months at OGC Good, Saliba will now be part of Marseille for the 2020-21 season.
Good luck at @OM_Officiel, Wilo 👊
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 15, 2021
At simply 20 years-old, it’s clear that Arsenal don’t need to throw him straight into their backline, with Brighton’s Ben White being targetted as an choice at centre-back.
Paperworks signed for William Saliba to OM from Arsenal on mortgage till June 2022, accomplished and confirmed. Arsenal precedence now shall be working to finish Ben White take care of Brighton after private phrases agreed. ⚪️🔴 #OM
…and Lokonga official announcement, anticipated quickly. ⏳ #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2021
Nevertheless, there may be clearly a plan for his improvement, Technical director Edu Gaspar saying:
“Along with William, we’ve got determined it is going to be good for his continued improvement to spend one other season on mortgage. William joined us as an 18-year-old, and he’s nonetheless solely 20, so he’s nonetheless growing on a regular basis.
“William is a participant with robust pure potential and subsequent season has the potential to be actually helpful for him at Marseille, an excellent membership. To play one other season in Ligue 1 shall be crucial for his improvement. We are going to in fact be retaining in shut contact with William throughout the season and need him all the very best in France with Marseille.”
Fortunately for Gunners followers, the deal comes with no choice to purchase, one thing which had been touted as a chance. Saliba will take the quantity two shirt in France at some stage in his mortgage spell.
Will he come again to stake his declare on the coronary heart of Arsenal’s defence?
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