William Saliba ‘fed up’ with Arsenal situation & wants January exit


William Saliba is unhappy with his situation at the Emirates and wants to leave Arsenal in the January window, according to reports in France.

The 19-year-old defender was signed in a £27m deal from Saint-Etienne but after joining the London side in the summer he is yet to make his competitive debut.

Arsenal were willing to loan Saliba to a Championship club in England for the remainder of the campaign but a move has failed to materialise.

Saliba is regularly playing for the club’s Under-23s but Mikel Arteta appears to consider the defender a long way off a regular first-team role at Arsenal.

Saliba’s chances of playing time with the gunners were hindered even further last month when Arteta left the youngster out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad.

According to But Football Club in France, Saliba is ‘fed up’ over his situation at the Emirates and is now looking for a move away in the January transfer window.

The report claims that the defender is open to the idea of returning to Saint-Etienne, having spent last campaign on loan at the club before signing for Arsenal.

Saint-Etienne are also interested in re-signing Saliba and the French club were ‘disappointed’ that they were unable to bring him back in the summer tramsfer window.

Speaking about Saliba’s situation, Mikel Arteta said: ‘He’s in a much better place. ‘He’s feeling a lot more confident around the place, his language is improving and he’s starting to understand much better what we’re doing physically.

‘He’s played a few games with the under-23s which he needed because he didn’t play any football in the last seven or eight months. Things are progressively getting better and better.’


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