Arsenal rejected AC Milan’s offer for new signing

Arsenal was very busy in the last transfer window and they did some very good business of their own. 

Having landed the likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes, the Gunners will feel that they have done well enough to challenge for the top four.

One player whom they signed with high expectations but hasn’t delivered yet is Wiliam Saliba.

The young French defender was expected to become Arsenal’s top defensive player this season, but the 19-year-old hasn’t impressed Mikel Arteta enough and he is yet to start a game for the club.

Even though he hasn’t been considered good enough to play for the club, Fabrizio Romano claims that the club isn’t happy with the player’s current situation and they are looking to send him out on loan in the next transfer window.

He, however, also revealed that AC Milan tried to sign Saliba on a permanent transfer in the last transfer window, but the Gunners turned down their offer with the hopes that he will become a key member of their first team.

He said on his Here We Go Podcast as quoted by Route One Football:

“Arsenal are considering to send Saliba Flag of France on loan. Arsenal not happy with his situation at the club, just for the player. AC Milan tried to sign him on permanent deal but AFC immediately said no. They want him in the future.”

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10 Comments

  1. John Ibrahim says:

    Saliba needs games and he should be playing regularly

  2. chandiga ronald yeye says:

    arsenal can win several games if they got a creative midfielder.

  3. Abul says:

    This guy is very stylish and spectacular to watch. I can’t understand why AFC wants to destroy his career.

    Yes we agree his young. But we can see the quality with our naked eyes.

    Looks like MA cannot see quality at a distance

    1. sanusi says:

      that’s the big problem AM in our club

  4. Grandad says:

    The fact that Milan were apparently prepared to buy him, suggests we have a very talented player in Saliba.More than any Arsenal fan, Arteta has an insight into the player’s mental and physical condition , but from comments made recently I suspect he regrets omitting Saliba from the Europa League squad particularly as we have been drawn in a weak group.To add to his frustrations , Arteta will have witnessed first hand, the excellent performances of Saliba’s friend and team mate in France, Fofanna who is doing so well at Leicester.To add fuel to the fire, French commentators and ex pros considered Saliba to be the better prospect of the two.In any event I do hope we can see Saliba in action in the EPL before too long, so we can all judge the calibre of the young man.

  5. A J says:

    This seems yet another example of Arsenal “over thinking” things. Granted we’re not privy to the “behind the scenes” story, but purely from a fans viewpoint “WHAT’S GOING ON” ?
    All the evidence points to this lad being one of the best young defenders out of France.
    We do seem to make more than our fair share of “self inflicted problems”.

  6. Dino says:

    Arteta has a sharp eye for the quality that each player carries and contributes to the team. He has done it pretty well with Willian both as a winger or False 9, retaining Xhaka to AFC, and choosing Leno over Marti. i guess he is right to omit both Ozil and Saliba in the Europa squad.

    1. durand says:

      Don’t forget agreeing to sign Mari and Soares to long term deals after all the games they played last year. I think we are doing great, absentee owner, young inexperienced manager, and Edu with his vast experience making big decisions.
      No problems or concerns here, jog on.

      1. PatH says:

        I have very little faith that Edu will prove any better than Sanllehi. He has no experience in the European market and limited experience in the South American. One thing I can safely predict is that we will linked with every “new Maradona” in the next transfer window.

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