William Saliba: Arsenal defender joins Marseille on loan to ‘continue development’


Arsenal defender William Saliba has joined Ligue 1 facet Marseille on a season-long mortgage.

The 20-year-old centre-back spent six months on mortgage at Good final season, making 22 appearances.

Arsenal signed Saliba from Saint-Etienne for a charge within the area of ยฃ27m again in 2019, however was then loaned again to the French membership for the 2019/20 marketing campaign.

He’s but to make a aggressive look for Arsenal, and although he was handed the No 4 shirt final season, he was not included in Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League or Europa League.

After his newest mortgage spell was confirmed, Arsenal’s technical director Edu stated it was finest for Saliba to spend one other season away from the membership.

“Along with William, we’ve got determined it is going to be good for his continued growth to spend one other season on mortgage,” Edu stated.

“William joined us as an 18-year-old, and he’s nonetheless solely 20, so he’s nonetheless creating on a regular basis.

“William is a participant with robust pure potential and subsequent season has the potential to be actually useful for him at Marseille, an excellent membership. To play one other season in Ligue 1 can be essential for his growth.

“We’ll after all be holding in shut contact with William in the course of the season and need him all the most effective in France with Marseille.”


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