Video: Arteta confirms considering Saliba loan

Mikel Arteta has claimed that he has been talking with the club about a potential loan move for William Saliba, but seemed to believe the defender was unavailable for selection.

The defender was left out of the club’s Europa League squad, but was named in the Under-21 section for the Premier League, although to play in the cup.

The manager seemed to believe that he wasn’t available however by claiming he wasn’t in the squad, before revealing that they are talking about allowing him to leave on loan next month.

Is there some confusion on the player’s availability?

Patrick

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8 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    Really just really!
    He didn’t think he was available, unbelievable.

    1. Winston says:

      Oh my…that’s what I thought as well when I heard “he’s not in the squad”. It would negligent if Arteta really didn’t know Saliba was available

  2. Marty says:

    This whole Saliba situation has been totally mystifying, feel sorry for the lad, he must regret joining us now.

  3. RFrancis says:

    Considering the poor state of our defense, if a decision is taken now to send him out on loan again, then the person who approved the business case to sign him for 30M should be fired immediately for incompetence. We cannot trust the recruitment process.
    For reference purposes, young Alphonso Davies was acquired by Bayern around the same time for less than 5M. He is now regarded as one of the best wingbacks in the game with a market value over 50M.

  4. Reggie says:

    This is all made up, of course Arteta new that Saliba could of played but he has decided the kid isn’t good enough and doesn’t want to give him a chance.

  5. Grandad says:

    Yet Saliba was considered by many French Managers to be superior to Fofanna who is doing so well with Leicester.Perhaps he is the one we ought to have signed? There is no doubt whatsoever, however fans regarded Emery or Arteta, the fundamental reason for our implosion as a Club is our shocking recruitment.I may annoy many fans but I suspect Gabriel may be another who flattered to deceive, but I hope he proves me wrong.

    1. Reggie says:

      Can see why you say that about Gabriel, he is a bit naive but with good coaching, he definitely has all the tools to be a success.

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