Arsenal prospect with strained Mikel Arteta relationship could be sold without making debut

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The Arsenal future of defender William Saliba is reportedly in doubt, despite the youngster not having made a single appearance for the club.

Saliba, who signed for Arsenal in July 2019, has spent the entirety of his career with the Gunners to date on loan in Ligue 1. He’s currently with Marseille, for whom he has made 11 appearances this campaign.

Though the 20-year-old has shown promise while out on loan and has broken into the French U21 setup, Mikel Arteta has shown little willingness to draft him into his first-team squad at the Emirates.

According to The Sun, the pair’s relationship is strained, with Saliba leaving Arsenal without having made his competitive debut for the club now being mooted as a real possibility.

William Saliba could reportedly leave Arsenal without having made an appearance

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The report notes that there has been no definitive decision made over Saliba’s future at the North London club, but it sounds as though it’d take a considerable turnaround in relations between him and Arteta in order for him to stay.

Arsenal should be wary of allowing a talent like Saliba slip through their fingers, but Arteta does have Gabriel (23) and Ben White (24) at his disposal, both of whom look capable of being league-leading defenders in the future.

It would be no disaster if Arsenal were to lose Saliba and recoup a considerable sum in exchange for him. That said, it’d be disappointing for the fans to see him move on without having been given a chance.

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  1. Whether Arteta allow him to show case his tarlent or not everyone have seen is not because he is not good to play for Arsenal but reason best known to Arteta himself but one thing I know is if Arteta loss Arsenal job he can’t coach a big club again mark my word Arteta is just an up coming coach he is behaving as if he is one of those big coaches and Arsenal big wig are just watching him mi’s behave the league still have a long way if Man. Utd.can experience what they are in now no club is exempted in my mind Arteta is not a coach to talk I still see him not the right man for Arsenal job but let’s watch time will tell when he get one result many of you will praise he will think he has arrive please instead Arteta to kill that young guy career let be with Sampoli cause he is a big and better coach to compare with Arteta football did not start with Arsenal and will not end with them only Thierry Henry is seeing what I am seeing on Arteta but I still wish him good since Arsenal is a club I support but he should ask himself question whether he is doing well or is he showing arrogance.

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