Arsenal issue transfer response to William Saliba interest

Arsenal have warned that William Saliba is not for sale at any price this summer amid interest from clubs around Europe in their young defender.

The French defender joined Arsenal in 2019, but is yet to make an appearance for the senior side, instead having spent three seasons on loan in Ligue 1. In his most recent season, he excelled for Olympique Marseille, picking up the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award in the process.

As a result, there were suggestions that he may be keen to test himself in pastures new, but Saliba himself seemed to confirm his future in an interview with the French media, telling Telefoot that ‘I belong to Arsenal, I still have two years left. I will be back with Arsenal’.

Arsenal issue hands-off warning

Such comments, however, have not prevented interest, with Marseille keen to make his loan move permanent this summer, and AC Milan also having been credited with an interest in the French international after they missed out on Sven Botman, with the Lille man heading to Newcastle.

And, with plenty of games in store for the Gunners next season following their return to European football, it is almost certain that Saliba will get his chance to impress Mikel Arteta and the Emirates faithful.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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