Arsenal loanee only interested in the present amidst an uncertain future

William Saliba has been in fine form for his loan club, Olympique Marseille, in this campaign.

The Frenchman is yet to start for the senior Arsenal team, but that should happen on his return to the club.

This is because his performances in the French Ligue 1 and the Europa League this season have been superb.

The 20-year-old remains one of the finest young defenders in Europe, however, until now he has failed to convince Mikel Arteta.

It remains to be seen if the Spanish manager would consider him good enough on his return to the Emirates.

However, the former Nice loanee isn’t talking about his future and just wants to enjoy his current loan spell.

In a recent interview, he refused to discuss it with reporters amidst rumours he would remain at Arsenal next season.

“I prefer not to speak about my future, but I’m very good here,” Saliba told RTL as quoted by Mirror Sports

“I don’t regret my decision. I have been very happy since day one. I have one year here and I am going to give my all.”

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Admittedly, Arteta is experienced enough to know players that can contribute to his team.

However, the next season is important in the future of Saliba at the Emirates. If the Arsenal manager decides he isn’t ready for the club’s first team, then he has to be sold because the former Saint Etienne star will not want to extend his contract at the Emirates without a guarantee of regular action.

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14 Comments

  1. DaJuhi says:

    Its not only Saliba. Mavropanos has been (statistically) best CB in Bundesliga!

    Also D Ballard is impressing at Millwall.

    Aaand so are Bellerin and Torreira so hopefully we will get some fees from them.

    1. PJ-SA says:

      Laca, Bellerin, Eddie, Marvo, Torreira

      Because of mismanagements of contracts over the past 2 years, I’d be surprised if we got 40mil in total if we sold in Jan. Which we won’t because most of them want to run their contract down.

      There’s zero doubt in my mind that both Mavro and Saliba are better than Holding and Mari and possibly Chambers too.

      Imagine Saliba and Gabriel together with Mavro as our reserve CB that plays in cup games and White moved to DM so Partey can play his actual position of B2B.

      1. Declan says:

        I really like your last paragraph PJ-SA 👏👏

        1. jon fox says:

          So do I ! White seems to my mind to be the perfect in house ready solution to our decade and more long standing DM problem.
          Two stellar quality physical monsters with speed and mobility at CB is the ideal . With a mobile and able DCM who is also able to defend properly in White.
          All consistent reports from France – allowing for the fact it is a lower league in depth quality than is the Prem- indictate that Saliba MUST retun in our first choice team next season.
          Some will have noted that I SPEAK OF SPEED AND MOBILITY as essentials, both being qualities that a certain Granit Xhaka lacks in spades. Sigh!

  2. Reggie says:

    Saliba doesn’t want to return, he didn’t appreciate the treatment.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Reggie
      He ain’t the only one…IJS

      1. jon fox says:

        NY_ Gunner, WHY do you persist in using the meaningless IJS? Are we ALL not “just saying” in ALL we write?

    2. siamois says:

      I don’t blame him!

  3. Reggie says:

    Correct NYG.

  4. Buddy says:

    Mavro situation is similar to Saliba..
    I can hardly remember any games Mavropanos played at Arsenal..
    Even Torreira was judged too soon by Arteta..

    I fear this present regime under Arteta, we would lose alot of quality players because of impatience and misconception from the Manager

    1. Davi says:

      I thought mavro was written off a bit by wenger and emery. He had a brilliant first game against utd, which won me over, but then he had a bad injury and didn’t play well in a couple of games on his return. Still, I think we just shipped him off on loan and never seemed interested in bringing him back.
      I haven’t watch him in Germany but not surprised if he’s doing well – literally has everything to be a great CB

  5. Declan says:

    Saliba is coming back but Torriera is just not up to the Premier League.

    1. Reggie says:

      Saliba, doesn’t want to come back, he will engineer a move away.

  6. Buddy says:

    Declan- How is Torreira not up to premier league
    Is that what he said?

    In an honest judgment by performances in the league between Torreira and Partey..
    Who can u safely say without bias wasn’t/isn’t up to premier league?

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