Report – Arsenal identifies a replacement for William Saliba

William Saliba’s future at Arsenal is still to be decided despite his fine form while on loan at Olympique Marseille last season.

The defender has been on the books of the Gunners since 2019, but he hasn’t played a single game for them yet.

He has spent most of that time out on loan, and he did well at OM last season.

They are now looking to sign him on a permanent deal from the Gunner, but could that really happen?

Media Foot Marseille reports that his Arsenal stay remains uncertain, and Marseille is pushing for him to join them.

The Gunners could cash in on his signature, and they have now identified a player to replace him.

The report claims they like Maxence Lacroix of Wolfsburg, and the 22-year-old could make his way to the Emirates if Saliba leaves.

He has been with the German club since 2020 and was an ever-present in their team in the last campaign.

Arsenal believe he is good enough to join them and make an impact, so they have made him their preferred replacement for Saliba.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Saliba deserves to get a chance to prove his worth at Arsenal. However, if Mikel Arteta is not impressed by what he sees in preseason, then we can offload him.

Lacroix looks more experienced, and he has been playing at the highest level for a long time.

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  1. Let’s be clear, this is a campaign by Marseille to unsettle Saliba and get him on the cheap. A French club of their size won’t remotely be able to afford the fee he would command. Most of Europe’s clubs are skint

    1. No it isnt, Saliba is also thinking of his future. If Saliba didn’t/doesn’t want to stay Marseille wont unsettle him as you put it. It is the player who decides.

  2. “William Saliba’s future at Arsenal is still to be decided ”
    Arteta has said publicly he is staying
    Saliba has said publicly he is staying

    1. Probably because Saliba articles get a huge amount of traffic and comments here which = revenue.

      I have no issue with it though, it’s good business sense.

  3. Nonsense and utterly rubbish
    Honestly two things that would provoke me is
    1, Saliba loaned again or sold
    2, Missing out on tielemans
    Knowing this club called arsenal both are really possible.. regardless of whoever edu signs, both should be arsenal players next season pls..

  4. Ludicrous attempts by French media to desperately create something from nothing. Saw the same B.S. from Italian media and highly laughable rumor of swapping a blossoming Saliba for the garbage Melo.

    As SilentStan correctly quoted both Arteta and Saliba, he’s here and ready for Arsenal.

    Sign the extension already and end these nonsense rumors.

  5. I like the new look Arsenal, no begging with players . If they do not wish to be with us, there should be prepared to find someone who wishes to be with us having equal or better abilities and attitude. I do want Saliba to be the next Kos (in terms of longevity) but if he is of disruptive nature, transfer him for a decent fee and hire this lad. No player should be larger than his manager.

  6. Another non story, he says he’s staying and the boss says he’s staying so I take from that, that he is staying!

  7. But he can say that but if his heart is not interested in staying at Arsenal then he should be given chance to join OM other wise we should not force some one who doesn’t want to stay with us bcz he will end up doing what Auba was doing, not scoring goals yet he has the potential to do.

  8. Whether the rumour has any foundation or not, Lacroix is a very impressive young left footed centre back..Yet another of gifted CB off the French production line.

  9. Reggie,
    Are you Saliba’s agent?
    If Saliba does want to leave there are much better clubs to join than Marseille . He wouldn’t get anything like the salary there tya5 he does at Arsenal either

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