How did Saliba do at Arsenal?
After returning to injury loan with Saint-Etienne, it was expected that Saliba could play a role in Mikel Arteta’s first team at Arsenal.
However, Saliba is yet to make his first-team debut for Arsenal and has been limited to six Premier League 2 appearances with Arsenal’s Under-23 team.
He was also not included in Arteta’s Europa League squad.
What was said?
Arsenal technical director Edu said: “William Saliba is a player with tremendous talent and potential. We are convinced that he will have a great career with us, but we have to remember that he did not. still only 19 years old and he has plenty of time ahead of him.
“William had a very difficult time last year, with his playing time limited by injury and the untimely end of the Ligue 1 season due to the pandemic.
“So together with William we decided that spending the rest of the season on loan with Nice is the best way for him to develop. We will keep in close contact with William during his time in Nice and we look forward to seeing him progress. until the end of the season.
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