Arsenal signed William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in 2019. The Gunners paid a handsome £27 million at that point for the highly-rated Frenchman. Three years after the signing, the Frenchman is yet to earn his first professional cap for the north London side. The 21-year-old centre-back was immediately sent back to Saint-Etienne
Arsenal have let go so many in the January transfer window that they are now short of players in various positions. Currently, the club has only three senior centre-backs – White, Gabriel and Holding – and just two strikers. The club hope to somehow secure top-four in the Premier League with this depleted squad.
Just when I thought I could stop writing about Stan Kroenke’s crack negotiating team, I find I’m presented with another unexpected gift, this time due to their awkward handling of negotiations between themselves and Saint-Etienne regarding Saliba and this has left Arteta embarrassed. The French Government decided to cancel the 19/20 season of
Arsenal may have finally made their first signing of the summer as they have reportedly agreed terms with William Saliba. The Frenchman had a breakthrough campaign last season with Saint-Etienne. Saliba turned out to be one of the best defensive prospects from France to gain fame last season, and deservedly so.
Alongside Manchester United, Arsenal has also entered the race to sign Saint-Etienne center-back William Saliba. The 18-year-old, who attracted the likes of Jose Mourinho, could make his way to the Emirates this summer. William Saliba, who has an impressive 17 appearances in all competitions for the French side, is being watched