Arsenal Fans Are Fuming As The Club Consider William Saliba Transfer
Arsenal fans have not taken the recent news about outcast defender William Saliba particularly well.
The 19-year-old was signed for a whopping €30 million in the summer, with the expectation from supporters that he would have a key part to play in solving their defensive issues.
However, with the season almost half-way through, the centre-back is yet to make a single appearance for the Gunners' first team - despite the current first team hardly doing well.
The north Londoners are 13th in the Premier League table, with manager Mikel Arteta still under pressure to improve performances despite recent victories over Brighton and Chelsea.
A meeting between Arsenal & William Saliba last week saw both parties agree to be open to accepting both permanent & loan departure opportunities this month, according to L'Équipe.
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 1, 2021
It now seems that Arteta doesn't want to give Saliba a single chance in the side, with French publication l'Equipe reporting that Arsenal met with the former Saint-Etienne man last week and both parties agreed to be open to a temporary or permanent move in the January transfer window.
This has set off Arsenal fans, who can't believe that their club are willing to let Saliba leave without seeing what he can do.
This saliba talk better be a rumour. It's just makes no sense at all and it really pisses me off #saliba- darth maulsenal (@theAEW2) January 2, 2021
Imagine @Arsenal are opened to selling Saliba but holding close to a new contract? That sums up all that's wrong with our club. If Saliba is sold we RIOT! #AFC #freewilo
- Dee :flag_sl::island: (@Successboy_dee) January 2, 2021
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So we're now open to selling Saliba permanently? :unamused::cry:
- Łukasz :earth_africa::tm: (@iamtheluka) January 2, 2021
Arteta considering selling Saliba permanently while Holding got contract extension offer?pic.twitter.com/1wz7SlHUKt
- Muhammad Awwal (@MATheGooner) January 2, 2021
giving rob holding a new contract while freezing saliba out like they way we've done is nothing short of a disgrace. honestly, what a shit start to 2021. get this year over n done with it already, what a mess
- TD :flag_no: (@ELNENNYYY) January 1, 2021
If it's a choice between Arteta and Saliba I'm picking Saliba everyday of the week https://t.co/fZYwHtUj6X
- William (fan account) (@OzilThings) January 2, 2021
For sure I don't think I will ever forgive Edu and Arteta if Saliba is sold. pic.twitter.com/k81vn6eTLd
- Andrew Gunner (@AndrewdaGunner1) January 2, 2021
Interesting how much effort we are putting into getting rid of Saliba without giving him a chance, meanwhile other CBs can fail on numerous occasions and still get multiple chances. Some even get rewarded with a new contract. https://t.co/2MU4xPuIHs
- Dezildez (@Dezildezzz) January 2, 2021
It has actually been a problem with goalscoring that has held back
Arsenal this season, but they have still conceded 19 times in their 16
top flight games to date.
Should Saliba get a chance? Or should Gooners trust Arteta's decision?
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