‘Why Can’t We Just Keep Him?’ ‘He Will Boss The Championship’ Fans React As Arsenal Seek Loan Deal For Summer Recruit

‘Why Can’t We Just Keep Him?’ ‘He Will Boss The Championship’ Fans React As Arsenal Seek Loan Deal For Summer Recruit

Arsenal are planning to loan out William Saliba to a Championship club before the domestic window closes later this month, according to the Press Association journalist Mark Mann-Bryans.

A move back to Saint-Etienne for a second loan spell collapsed on deadline day but, with the Frenchman unlikely to get much game time under manager Mikel Arteta, the decision has been made to find him a club in the second tier of English football:

Supporters on Twitter are very much split on whether Saliba should be loaned out, with some believing the 19-year-old should be playing in the Gunners’ first team, while others think a year in the Championship could benefit him hugely:

Saliba has only made 36 senior appearances in his career and that has, no doubt, played a role in Arsenal’s decision to find him regular game time at another club, where he can increase his first-team experience.

With Arteta having eight centre-backs in the squad, with the likes of Sokratis having stayed despite interest from Napoli, competition for places is fierce so Saliba’s departure would make sense in that regard.

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