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New turnaround in the William Saliba case! While the English press announced this week that the young French defender did not intend to return to Arsenal anytime soon and that the question of a definitive transfer to the OM side arose, Mikel Arteta insisted on putting things to the point.
Arteta ensures that Saliba will return to Arsenal!
At a press conference on the eve of the game against Leicester, the Gunners boss said he was closely monitoring the former ASSE player’s performance and that the idea was good to bring him back to the Emirates Stadium: “It is a decision that we will take this summer. EObviously he is our player and naturally that will happen. We’ll have to sit down and decide what’s next“he indicated.
If Ben White was recruited this summer, the Spanish technician opened the door wide to the incorporation of the native of Bondy into his workforce: “I think there is room. Again this will depend on what is going on with the other players and this is not a conversation to be had right now.“.
Arteta concluded by saying that he closely followed Saliba’s performance against PSG last Sunday: “I watched the game against PSG, yes. As a club, we are always in touch. We also went to see this match. Edu and Ben (Arsenal loan officer Ben Knapper) were there to monitor him and see his progress up close. Obviously he’s our player and we do that with all the players we send out on loan. That he keep doing what he has to do, which is to play a lot of matches and do it well“. What put an end to the hopes of OM? Nothing is less certain …
Impressive last Sunday against PSG, supporters of OM began to dream of a permanent transfer of William Saliba. Nevertheless, Arsenal, through his trainer Mikel Arteta, cooled the Marseille ardor.