Fabrizio Romano offers a positive double update on Arsenal as transfers expected to happen soon

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While Arsenal have been linked with some big moves this summer, there was always a feeling that players would need to move on first to clear some space for those incoming players.

There’s been a frenzy surrounding William Saliba over the last 48 hours as he looks set to go out on loan again, but the talk of an option to buy did suggest that Arsenal don’t see him as a long-term option at all.

Fabrizio Romano has offered an update on Saliba and his French teammate Matteo Guendouzi, and this should be positive news for the fans:

It’s pretty clear that Guendouzi isn’t going to get a chance to win Mikel Arteta over and there’s no point in keeping a senior player around if they won’t play, so hopefully, they are able to get a fee and clear his wage which allows at least one player to arrive.

Including an option to buy with Saliba could be seen as a short-sighted move and all it would really do is limit what Arsenal could receive for him next summer if they want to sell, so this keeps everything in their hands when it comes to his future.

If two potential first-team players are leaving then it should also signal that some incoming business is due, so this could be an exciting few weeks for the fans.

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  1. Thats the kind of b’ness that the club will continue to operate with the young players, incase Arteta happens to leave Arsenal then all the young players brought by him will also be offloaded. I dont understand why Arteta dont want 2 give Salliba a chance

  2. Saliba is not ready for premiership, while the player he was rated above, Fofana, had an impressive debut in premiership with Leicester.

    If Emery”s 5th position was not good enough for AFC, then Arteta should have been sacked by now.

  3. Arteta that has not cut his teeth as a coach is the one driving away all Arsenal’s future prospects. Shame on lame duck Edu.

  4. The Saliba situation is a sad commenttary on the way our club has been run since Wenger left.
    You invest a hefty 27m on a player and three years into his contract he has not played a single game!. Really sad.
    By next season when we think he may be “ready to play” he is already in the penultimate year of his contract. Then the challenge becomes how to persuade him into an extension.
    Assuming he refuses to commit(which is likely to be the case given the way he’s been treated), then you sell him for peanuts, and he goes to another club and becomes a superstar
    That’s the new Arsenal way!

  5. Ateta should leave arsenal fc because he does nt understand coaching job,he chasing our Young and future Players Away Unacceptable.Ateta Out……..

  6. Saliba has not been given any chance since his move to Arsenal. That’s a shame. Guendouzi have also been treated very badly for what I feel is being passionate about Arsenal instead of alleged indiscipline against Brighton fc. Meanwhile we have players in their position who are so bad. Guendouzi is better than Elneny and Saliba is also better than Rob holding and Chambers.

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