No future for William Saliba whilst Arteta remains in charge at Arsenal
- After the youngster had spent a season on loan at St Etienne, it was expected that he would retreat to the north Londoners and, at the very least, provide competition for those in his position.
However, Mikel Arteta has made it quite clear that Saliba has no future at the club, at least not whilst he’s in charge.According to the Daily Mirror, since returning, the 19-year-old has yet to play a single minute for the first-team and also managed to get himself red carded in the Papa Johns Trophy whilst playing for Arsenal’s U21 team in midweek.
It appears that Arteta doesn’t have assurance and believe that Saliba is at the required standard for the club at this point, with Eurosport speculating upon a January loan deal which should suit all parties.
“Whenever we have the spaces and we believe that he’s ready and fit to play with us,” the Daily Mirror quote the Spaniard as saying in relation to how quickly Saliba could play with the first-team.
“To be fair, he’s made the best massive improvements in the last few months and it’s been a really tricky condition for him.
“As I mentioned before, we created a pathway for him and there were a lot of things that happened to him in his personal life and professionally as well.”It’s good to see a manager being backed by the board over various decisions, as it means he can come at condition such as this one from a point of strength.
No soft touch, players are clearly going to have to gain their playing rewards by getting their heads down and working very hard to show how hard working they are since these few past days.