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Arsenal have a place for Saliba after Marseille heroics - Arteta

Fri 29 October 2021 | 11:46

The Gunners are keeping tabs on the 20-year-old as he is pulling off impressive performances in Ligue 1.

Mikel Arteta

believes

William Saliba

can earn a spot in the

Arsenal

squad when he comes back from his loan spell at

Marseille

.

The centre-back is having his third loan spell in France after he made a move to Arsenal from Saint-Etienne in 2019. The 20-year-old has been performing remarkably this season and was praised for his display in last week’s clean sheet draw with

Paris Saint-Germain

.

The Arsenal boss admitted that he watched his impressive performance against the Ligue 1 giants and revealed that there is a spot for him at the club.

"

Yes, as a club we are always in touch. They went to see that game. Edu and Ben [Knapper, Arsenal loan manager] were there to watch him and keep a close eye on him and the progress he is making,"

Arteta said at a press conference.

"Obviously he is our player and we do with all the loan players that we have."

When asked whether he could earn a spot in the squad next season, Arteta said:

"That is a decision we will make in the summer. Obviously, he is our player and naturally that will happen. We will have to sit down and decide what the next step is next.

"I think there is room [to accommodate him, Ben White and Gabriel]. Again, it will depend on what happens with other players and that’s not a conversation to have now."

Arsenal have got off on the wrong foot at the start of the season but they have now recovered as they are having their run of eight unbeaten games in the Premier League and Carabao Cup.

The Gunners, who are sitting 10th on the table, will go against Leicester on Saturday. They will then lock horns with Watford next week.


source: SportMob

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