Recalling loan player is not an option Arsenal can exercise

Arsenal failed to add recall option to their on-loan star amid ongoing struggles.

Arsenal may bring in a new defender in the next transfer window as they struggle to compete for a spot in the top four this season.

The Gunners have had a tough campaign so far simply because they can’t seem to keep teams out, despite signing David Luiz from Chelsea in the last transfer window.

Mikel Arteta’s appointment is sure to bring personnel changes and there have been suggestions that the Gunners could recall one of their players out on loan.

Arsenal signed William Saliba over the summer, but they loaned him back to Saint Etienne to continue his development in the French side.

As the Gunners have struggled this season, their decision to send him out on loan has appeared flawed with some fans calling for his recall.

However, Metro Sport claims that the Gunners won’t be able to recall him before the end of his loan spell because they didn’t add a clause that would allow them to do that in the deal.

Saliba is currently sidelined with an injury but he has been a star performer whenever he played for the French men.

Arsenal will now have to look elsewhere if they are keen to add a new defender to their starting XI.


  1. Eddie says:

    Before St Etienne sold him, they made sure we agreed he’ll stay the whole season on loan, there’s no calling him back.

    On the other hand, like I said, The board promised the coaches they spoke to that they’ll bring in a defender.
    Arsenal will be moving for Upamecano this Jan. The only problem will be convincing the player himself to leave right now when RBL are having an amazing season.
    Arteta wants a new defender really, so they’ll make the move this Jan and approach RBL.
    Another problem would be the fact that Chelsea are now willing to make Werner their highest paid if they can get him this Jan.
    It’ll make our transfer hard because I can’t see RBL letting go two of their most important players this Jan.
    Though we have the bigger chance to get our player, the biggest problem would be getting Dayot to see us as the best option.

    1. Sue says:

      CL & EL could play a part too ☹

      Well anyway Eddie.. I hope you have a fab Christmas! Eat, drink and be merry (as they say!) And wishing you a happy new year! 🎄🍻 xx

      1. Eddie says:

        Sue, you damn right I’m gon eat and drink, hell I might add up to 50 pounds within the next two days😹😹😋😏.
        I’m not sure that’s something you or Pat would want to do😝
        Merry Christmas in advance

    2. ACE says:

      If RBL, regardless of there BL and
      CL success up to this point were
      resigned to lose Upamecano it
      would IMHO require an ASTRONOMICAL
      bid by AFC in January to acquire the
      Frenchmen’s services. A sum of
      money that quite frankly the club
      is not willing to make. Now if
      Raul, Edu and MA reach a collective
      consensus that January is time to
      initiate the necessary rebuild and
      aggresively attempt to move on the
      likes of Auba, Xhaka, Ozil, Mustafi
      and Kolasanic than the precocious
      RBL youngster then could be in

      WTS, I still think a move for DU is
      highly unlikely, however IMHO the
      following moves are quite attainable
      and would be a great piece of
      business by the club

      Sell Xhaka and Torreria..££55-60M
      Arsenal could use that money to sign
      Thomas Partey and financially entice
      Juve to consider a year loan
      for Rabiot. Midfield is set.

      If RM are serious about Auba, offer
      the Gabon for £60M cash or £15M
      plus one of Jovic or Isco. I have
      always rated the young Spaniard and
      truly beleive under MA tutelage he
      could rediscover his WC form in NL.

      The additional £15M should be used
      to fiance a deal for a young CB,
      one of Demiral, B. Kamara(Marseille),
      Malang Sarr(Nice), or Godfrey from
      NC. Lewis Dunk, although not youngish
      would be another possibility.

      With MA at the helm, this new look
      AFC squad could be quite a handful
      for EPL oppositions the 2nd half of
      the season.

      Saka..New CB..CC..HB

      1. Diogenes says:

        Isco is not suitable to the Prem. Runs less than Ozil. Much less. I don’t think Mikel would look for that, he’s too practical.

        Upamecano is now too expensive. He was just as good in France when his price was 3 times lower and we can find a defender of similar quality in France for half the price.

        Auba plus 15 M for Jovic that you mention could be a good idea.

        And after selling Xhaka we should look for a playmaker who can also defend, so more powerful than Ceballos.

        1. Diogenes says:

          Jovic plus 15 M for Auba is what I obviously meant.

  2. Vic says:

    Has anyone watched ausburg this season….The two centre Half’s are excellent .we can get one of them…

  3. Roshan says:

    I am starting to think unless we can get Upamencano for $50m or under in the summer I might start to look elsewhere.

    We could get 2 of Demiral, B. Kamara(Marseille),
    Malang Sarr(Nice) for pretty much the same amount and they should develop to Upamencano’s level

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