Arsenal defender William Saliba has given his verdict about his future at the Emirates Stadium and said that he would like to return to Olympique de Marseille.
Despite joining the north London club back in 2019 from Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne. The defender hasn’t made any competitive appearance for the Gunners over the past few campaigns.
The 21-year-old left the Emirates club on loan on several occasions. And it appears that Mikel Arteta does not fancy giving the Frenchman regular playing time at the Emirates Stadium. Meanwhile, the youngster has enjoyed a productive loan spell this term at Stade Velodrome.
William Saliba is set to return to Arsenal this summer following the end of his loan spell. And the youngster has provided his verdict about his desire to return to Marseille. He said(via Metro):
“My wish is to finish the season well, to leave on a good note in case I don’t come back. It would be my pleasure to come back no matter what, it’s not as if I know I’m not going to come back, it’s Marseille, it’s my club.”
What will Arsenal decide about the future of William Saliba?
It will be interesting to see what the Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta will decide about the youngster’s future. The North London club are set to qualify for the European competitions next season. And therefore, they need to strengthen their squad depth in order to achieve their objectives for the next season.
The North London club have suffered from their injury issues this season. And they have struggled in several games due to the lack of squad depth. So, strengthening the backline will be a shrewd decision.
William Saliba has showcased his talent at the top level and therefore, Arsenal should consider keeping him. The North London club only have Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes as their centre-back. Given the other option, Rob Holding has displayed his limitations whenever he got a chance.
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