Arsenal send William Saliba on loan again as £ 27million defender joins Marseille
Arsenal send William Saliba on loan again as the Â£ 27million defender joins Marseille until the end of the season … as the Frenchman awaits the Gunners’ debut TWO years after his arrival
- William Saliba will return to France to spend the 2021-22 season on loan at Marseille
- The 20-year-old joined Arsenal in 2019 but has yet to make his senior debut
- The center-back spent the second half of last season on loan at Nice
- Gunners technical director Edu insists Saliba is still in development
Arsenal defender William Saliba will spend the coming season on loan at Marseille, in Ligue 1.
The 20-year-old center-back joined the St Etienne Gunners in 2019 on a five-year contract worth Â£ 27million, but has yet to make his first-team debut.
He was loaned to St Etienne for the 2019-20 campaign and spent the second half of last season with Nice.
Center-back William Saliba has joined Marseille on loan from Arsenal for the 2021-22 season
The defender poses in the Marseille strip following his unveiling by the French elite
And Arsenal announced Thursday that the France Under-20 international will have another loan in his home country with a one-year stay in Marseille.
Technical director Edu said on the club’s website: âTogether with William we decided that it would be good for his continued development to spend another season on loan.
âWilliam joined us when he was 18 and he’s only 20, so he continues to develop all the time.
âWilliam is a player with strong natural abilities and next season has the potential to be really beneficial for him at Marseille, a good club.
Saliba spent the second half of last season on loan at Nice (left) and his only appearances for Arsenal came while playing for the Under-23 team (right)
âPlaying another season in Ligue 1 will be very important for his development.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
Despite finishing as the Blues’ top scorer last season, the England international has fallen out of favor at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of new manager Thomas Tuchel in January.
The 23-year-old has only made two appearances for the European Champions since February, and valued at Â£ 40million is being sued by his childhood club.