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Insight into William Saliba’s Arsenal future as starlet impresses in Marseille

Insight into William Saliba’s Arsenal future as starlet impresses in Marseille

Saliba impresses in France

William Saliba was once again sent out on loan by Arsenal this summer, this time to Ligue 1 side Marseille (after successful loan spells with St Etienne and OGC Nice).

The young defender has begun brightly, impressing in a Marseille side that has yet to lose a game, and currently sit in third place, with a game in hand on Angers who sit above them. In their most recent encounter, Saliba was a shining light, helping them to a 2-0 shutout against Champions League outfit Monaco.

Of course, with Arsenal’s poor start to the season, it has left many questioning as to why he was loaned out in the first place, but he does, based on the opening to the campaign, look set to start most games for the Ligue 1 outfit, something that could not be guaranteed in north London this season.

Football.London outline Arsenal’s Saliba plans

With two years left on his contract come this summer, and no extension talks at present or before leaving the club on loan, many have been quick to question Saliba’s Arsenal future. However, football.london reporter Chris Wheatley clarified the situation during a Q&A, saying:

“I haven’t heard anything about Saliba asking to be sold.

The plan would be for him to come back to Arsenal next summer and a decision will be made on whether he’s offered a new contract or not. Expecting talks to begin towards the end of his loan spell at Marseille.”

It seems then, from this update, that Arsenal do have plans for William Saliba despite the signing of Ben White this summer. Could we see a back-three returned to if the Frenchman can prove himself?

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 15 23 35
2 Liverpool FC 15 32 34
3 Chelsea FC 15 26 33
4 West Ham United 15 9 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
6 Manchester United 15 1 24
7 Arsenal FC 15 -4 23
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -1 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
10 Aston Villa 15 -3 19
11 Leicester City 15 -4 19
12 Everton FC 15 -6 18
13 Brentford FC 15 -2 17
14 Crystal Palace 15 -2 16
15 Leeds United 15 -7 16
16 Southampton FC 15 -7 16
17 Watford FC 15 -9 13
18 Burnley FC 14 -7 10
19 Newcastle United 15 -13 10
20 Norwich City 15 -23 10

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5