Saliba is but to make his aggressive debut for Arsenal and the boss says his transitional yr in Ligue 1 wasn’t absolute best because of other causes.
“He had a yr remaining yr the place Arsenal loaned him to St Etienne and that used to be a transition yr for him,” Mikel Arteta mentioned as quoted via Arsenal’s web site when requested about William Saliba’s absence at Liverpool.
“For lots of causes, that wasn’t the transition yr that he wanted as a result of he had numerous accidents, some non-public accidents and likewise with COVID and the French league getting cancelled, he did not have that yr.
“He wishes that yr of transition and we’re seeking to make the appropriate selections for him to present him the most efficient transitional yr for him to have the participant we wish in our long term.”
The Gunners spent £27m at the Frenchman again in summer time 2019. He used to be despatched again on mortgage to Saint Etienne, which used to be part of the settlement between the 2 golf equipment.
To this point, Saliba has handiest performed in a pleasant fit in opposition to MK Dons right through pre-season.
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