“I absolutely got that wrong.” Pundit takes back previous Saliba comments

Former Tottenham man, Jamie O’Hara, has apologised to William Saliba after appearing to write him off earlier.

The Frenchman has been on Arsenal’s books since 2019, but they didn’t use him until this campaign.

Instead, he spent the last two-and-half seasons out of the club on loan at Saint Etienne, Nice and Olympique Marseille.

After his fine form at OM last season, he has returned to the Emirates and has started this season very well.

Many fans and pundits wrote him off and predicted Arsenal will offload him before he even played for the club. O’Hara wais one of them.

However, the pundit backtracked on TalkSport: “I wasn’t sure of him because he’d gone out on loan, I hadn’t seen him play loads. I was thinking maybe he wasn’t up to scratch to play for this team.

“And I’ll apologise, I absolutely got that wrong. He is the real deal, what a signing.

“What a player he is and I know that he’s young but he could be sensational. He’s still got things to work on, like his positioning, but he looks really, really good.”

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Saliba will easily forgive O’Hara because no one believed he was this good when he first joined the club.

If his manager had trusted in him, he would have been playing for Arsenal for a long time.

The defender has only played two games for the Gunners and he would be keen to keep his level of performance up for the rest of this season.

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10 Comments

    1. This might be the case,but you have to give people credits when they admit to a mistake,even if you do not “like” them.

    2. Believe it or not, he is a closet Arsenal fan, played in the youth team, and said he learned a lot while being there, so take his comments with a pinch of salt… but yeah he is a dickhead

  1. If his manager had trusted him….etc

    IF is a small word with a big meaning. He may have played. He definitely would have played. He may not have proved himself. He may have been a world beater. He may have any number of things. IF ….

    I agree that there is nothing wrong with admitting you got it wrong. Better than hiding

  2. How can he rate a player when he claims “I hadn’t seen him play loads”?

    It’s like not liking food without trying first!

    O’Hara is so out of touch he would need a space rocket. Which is ironic actually because he’s had way too much space dust! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    1. Glad you spotted that as well GunneRay – writing off a player who he has hardly ever watched!!!
      Mind you, I can think of some who comment about our players here on JA, who do that on a regular basis.

  3. The ‘article’ states that ‘Had the manager trusted him he would have been playing for Arsenal for a long time.’ He’s played two games and scored one own goal. Imagine if he’d scored that as a 19 yr old who’d just arrived in a new country and just lost his mother? The loans served a purpose. A twenty-one-year-old who’s finally got a full season under his belt, been voted Young Player of the Year and represented his country a few times, can take a mistake like that in his stride. Stop sniping at the club’s management. for likes, it’s tiresome.

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