European giants preparing a move for Arsenal loanee

Arsenal faces a battle to keep William Saliba at the club, according to a recent report.

The Frenchman hasn’t kicked a ball for the Gunners as Mikel Arteta doesn’t think he is good enough for his team.

He has thrived on loan spells at Nice and Marseille in the last two seasons, and he should return as a much better player in the summer.

We expect him to become a key member of the Arsenal first team from next season.

However, he has done well enough to attract the attention of top European clubs now.

Calciomercato.it says Italian sides, AC Milan and Inter Milan have an interest in his signature.

They are being joined by Real Madrid among his list of suitors. Their interest means Arsenal now faces a serious fight to keep him.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Saliba has spent the last three seasons of his Arsenal deal away from the club, and we should be thinking about handing him a new deal now.

However, considering that he doesn’t feel valued at the Emirates and the interest from these European sides, he might ask to leave when he returns.

It is hard to fault him if he insists on leaving because any player would do the same if they don’t feel valued by their employer.

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6 Comments

  1. We only have 3 CB on the roster, so his return gives the club depth at CB. My hope is he gets an honest shot to compete, or better yet White is moved to the DM slot, and Saliba and Gabriel is the new partnership at the back.

    The sticking point is whether we get European football next year. I would not blame Saliba if his head is turned by teams playing in the CL or Europa at least.

    There is a lot riding on how the club finishes this season, and without European football of some kind, I think you have to end the Arteta experiment.

    We have a solid core of young talent that needs a strong experienced leader on the sidelines. 2 and a hlaf years should be bearing fruit of some kind, and without European football next year, you would have to label this year a failure.

    The squad and fans have to push on and come together over the next 5 months, and then hard decisions have to be made at the club.

  2. Total self-serving **** up over William Saliba. Good, fair, wise, human man-management is better than self-inflating grudge carrying? Aubameyang, Ozil, Guendouzi and Saliba, all treated with contempt by a jealous, begrudged, ego. Inhuman.

    1. Calm down Sean, he’s coming back to play for us, no one else.
      You will do yourself a damage with outbursts like that…….

  3. We shouldn’t accept less than 1OOM for Saliba. The player is just 21 years old, a generational talent and on-track to becoming one of the best CB in the game – for a long time too. If prospects like Isak and Vhahovic can be valued at 80M, then Saliba is clearly in this price range.

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