William Saliba tipped to still make a domestic loan move away from the Emirates

Despite missing out on a deadline day loan move back to Saint Etienne, William Saliba might still leave Arsenal on loan before the domestic transfer window closes, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has found life in north London harder than normal after he was tipped to walk straight into the Arsenal first team.

Mikel Arteta doesn’t think he is ready for action just yet and the Spanish manager has been using his other defenders.

He claimed that Saliba might need a year out on loan again before he can become a member of his first-team setup.

PA news agency via The Independent claims that the young Frenchman might still leave the Emirates for a loan stint in the English second division.

It claims that the Gunners are open to allowing him to make a switch there so that he will get more playing time.

Arteta signed Gabriel Magalhaes this summer and the Brazilian has already established himself as one of the key members of the team.

Saliba will hope that he can get a team that he will play regularly for and return to launch his Arsenal career.

Arteta is always happy to give chances to young players, but they will have to prove their worth first.

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  1. I crave to watch this lad in an arsenal shirt peering with Gabi but I trust in MA’s judgement and the process so let him go to a decent championship side and get better used to the English game.

    1. Quantico,, you took the words right outta my mouth.
      Something doesn’t fit in with the storyline being trotted out by the club
      Anyone who has seen him play would at the very minimum want to see him in the first team for at least a few games in order to judge if he’s ready, or not as the case may be
      We spent 27 million on him for khrist sake,, that’s first team epl money, about the same as what we spent on Tierney who is a regular in the team.
      Are you telling us now “sorry he’s not that good after all” without even giving him a couple of games??

      Dont know but Sounds very suspiciously lacking in truth to me

      1. I would go so far as to say, in my opinion, this sounds like an Edu master plan. You see he negotiated a deal with the club for his good mate and fellow countryman Luiz, where he is paid bonuses depending on the amount of games he plays (from which Edu gets a cut) which is why he is always in the team and never gets dropped even when making horrendous fkups, which we’ve all seen, and why Saliba can’t be allowed to take take their nice little earnings from them, for at least another year or so.

  2. I don’t think this is completely about him needing to prove himself. I think this is to do with the latest rules on the amount of foreign players aloud in premier league squads. I’m surprised we are considering loaning him to the second devision, surely he is at least championship level. When I saw him play against mk dons in pre season I thought he was impressive.

  3. I don’t want to believe Arteta don’t rate Saliba cos we the fans rate him. Let’s keep him and assign Auba and Laca is keep him lively and focused.

  4. If Arteta feels he’s not good enough to get into the squad, then loan him out and hopefully he can get more games. Just keep him in England, so he can adapt to life here sooner rather than later

    1. Agree… let trust Arteta and his judgement.. he know the best while we just see the result at the end of the season.

  5. We shouldn’t lose faith in the young Saliba. The 19 year old player still needs time to adjust and learn the skills required to perform as a center back at the highest level of the game.
    Despite his personal challenges, he should still be allowed to train with the first team and introduced gradually into games to rebuild his self esteem, confidence and leadership abilities.
    Our main core business as a football club, is acquisition and development of talent so anything less would be a major failure on our part, considering we have already invested over 30M in the player.
    This task, I believe, should be given to the senior french-speaking players in the squad and especially David Luiz.

    1. David Luiz is Brazilian why do you assume he’s fluent in french? Okay he spent a few years at PSG but his natural language is portuguese

  6. Offer one of Nelson/Willock/ESR
    and Saliba to Brentford for
    Benrhama at a reduced price.

    Attacking midlfied issue solved


    1. That would certainly damage the long term reputation of the club…ie shipping talented players off to a lower league – in essence killing their career to get an attacking midfielder.

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