From all indications, new Arsenal recruit William Saliba cannot be favoured for selection by manager Mikel Arteta anytime soon and that could force him out f the club on another loan deal.

William Saliba fully joined the North London outfit at the end of last season and was expected to move straight into the team to pair with Gabriel Magalhaes but that is yet to happen.

Manager Mikel Arteta has hinted that the French man is not ready yet, stressing that he needs to have a year of transition to get to the level he is expected to be despite having huge quality.

PA news agency via The Independent now claims that the North London outfit are now considering to send him out on loan to one of the English second division as moving out of England could be a little difficult because of the close of the transfer window.

While the club is yet to decide on his destination, the best deal for William Saliba is to have regular playing time to continue his development and exposure and that cannot be given to him at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal can now boast of a number of centre-backs with Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, and David Luiz favoured ahead of others.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.