Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explains why he hasn’t spoken to defender William Saliba for a week.
Mikel Arteta has explained why he did not speak to William Saliba in the first week of Arsenal ‘s pre-season tour, although Saliba’s future with the Gunners is yet to be determined. Indeed, after he returned to the Emirates Stadium last summer following his third loan spell. The Gunners spent around £27m to sign Saliba from Saint-Etienne in 2019, but the centre-back has been loaned back to the French club to continue his development.
Saliba spent another season in the French top flight at Nice , then enjoyed a breakthrough season with Marseille. He was named the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year but he has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal and Arteta admits to having to answer a number of questions before the player is seen as a ‘discontinuation’. A member who has the potential to succeed in his first UFABET team.
Arteta decided not to speak to Saliba. During the first week of Arsenal’s pre-season tour to understand before making a decision about the player. But he soon succumbed to the talents of the 21-year-old. “The first question is how the players will return to our dynamic after a long absence,” said Arteta when asked about joining the squad. Saliba last summer “Were there any disappointments? Is there a personal matter between me and the player because he doesn’t understand that?
or his surroundings expectation to return Or the amount we pay him, his age? ” First I didn’t speak to him. I just want to see how naturally he is. Without me really interfering in his thoughts ′′ ′′ Because then you will be able to understand who he really is. And after that I talked to him.
And Saliba proved how he can make an impact at Arsenal. To this, Arteta added: “He made an immediate impact… The first two sessions of training we watched him and thought: ‘There’s big potential here’. The way he came in and said ‘I’m going to prove that I’m good. And I deserve to be here’ without looking back or being embarrassed. He did it the right way.”
Saliba has started all 25 Premier League games. Arsenal’s league this season He impressed at centre-back alongside Gabriel Magalhaes, helping the Gunners lead the table by five points. Like Manchester City on Saturday, March 4, when they will open the Emirates Stadium nest to receive the visit of the relegated team like Bournemouth.