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Arsenal employer Arteta favours Saliba loan extension at Saint-Etienne

Arsenal employer Arteta favours Saliba loan extension at Saint-Etienne
Date published: Tuesday 30th June 2020 3:40 Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta wants to see William Saliba stay at Saint-Etienne as he believes the teenager has “earned the right” to play in the Coupe de France final. Saliba signed for the Gunners last summer but was loaned straight back to Saint-Etienne to continue his development.…

Date released: Tuesday 30 th June 2020 3: 40

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta wants to see William Saliba remain at Saint-Etienne as he thinks the teenager has actually “made the right” to play in the Coupe de France last.

Saliba signed for the Gunners last summer season however was loaned straight back to Saint-Etienne to continue his advancement.

The 19- year-old defender missed 3 months of the season with a damaged foot as the Ligue 1 project was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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There have actually been no video games in France since the start of March however Saint-Etienne will meet Paris Saint-Germain in the French cup last on July 24.

Saliba’s initial loan offer only runs up until June 30 however he would be not able to play for Arsenal must he go back to the Emirates Stadium.

Arteta is for that reason keen for Saliba, who cost Toolbox a reported ₤27 million last July, to stay put and take his place in the masterpiece event.

” I think he requires to stay there,” he stated when asked about Saliba’s immediate future.

” We’ve got a contract with Saint-Etienne, he’s been over there all year. He has actually made the right to play because final if the supervisor (Claude Puel) wants to do that.

” I think we have to offer him the opportunity to do that, to delight in that and we can have him after that.”

While he has actually remained in France because signing for Arsenal under previous head coach Unai Emery, Arteta revealed he has actually met up with Saliba on a number of celebrations and confesses he knows there will be pressure on the Frenchman to strike the ground running next year.

” I talked to him a couple of times,” Arteta included.

” He has been around a few times here.

” I understand how high the expectations are on him for next year however we have to remember the age that he’s at and what he has actually done in the past, and make sure we develop the ideal environment for him so he can keep going as a player.”

Toolbox face Premier League bottom side Norwich on Wednesday night in their first house game because the season rebooted.

They will provide physical fitness tests to David Luiz, Mesut Ozil and Lucas Torreira ahead of the Canaries clash, with Cedric Soares likewise hoping to have actually recuperated from a facial injury to be in contention to make his debut.

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