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Mikel Arteta ready to make another risky transfer decision involving promising Arsenal youngster

Arsenal are reportedly ready to consider loaning out promising young defender William Saliba again this summer.

The 20-year-old looks a talented player with a big future, but has so far struggled to break into the Arsenal first-team since his move from Saint-Etienne.

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Saliba has already been loaned back to Saint-Etienne, as well as to Nice, and the Daily Mail now claim he could spent next season on loan at a Premier League club, with Newcastle said to be interested.

Gunners fans might not be too happy with Mikel Arteta’s strange reluctance to use Saliba, even though the Frenchman seems ideal to come in and form a long-term partnership with Gabriel Magalhaes.

With David Luiz leaving the Emirates Stadium this summer, there is surely a good opportunity for Saliba to get a run in the team now, but it seems that might not happen.

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William Saliba could be going out on loan again

Arsenal supporters will be understandably confused about why their club bothered signing Saliba if they’re not going to play him, and it could be a particular blow to see him join Newcastle.

Joe Willock was also sent out on loan to St James’ Park in the second half of last season and looked absolutely superb for Steve Bruce’s side – a lot better than any of Arsenal’s current midfielders.

If the same thing happens with Saliba then Arteta’s judgement really has to be questioned.

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4 Comments

  1. Arteta should not let smith Rowe and willock goes this would be great mistake to recover again he should allow saliva to stay for a week.

  2. Yes, Arteta could play Saliba, let him get used to the Premiership…and lose matches. Is that what people prefer? He seems to have inserted Saka and Smith-Rowe at the right times to let them succeed. I personally love to see younger players play, but might Mr. Arteta know more about these things than we on the outside do?

    In any case, rumours in the press are not facts on the ground. I’ll wait and see what actually happens.

  3. The fact for those two players should stay and even get game time. Loaning them out means arteta alsoMUST be loaned out

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