Mikel Arteta’s decision on William Saliba could put Brazilian star on spot to make an unwanted Barcelona decision in the coming weeks.
William Saliba has done extremely well at Marseille and he has emerged as the best youngster in the tournament.
The French sensation also did extremely well in the Europa League this season, with him making his first team debut with the France national team.
The Arsenal board and manager had to make a final decision on his future, but the youngster is not ruling out Marseille stay.
Mikel Arteta’s decision on William Saliba
The Spanish manager has decided to bring Saliba back to the club this summer. The Gunners will be so excited to see him back at the Emirates stadium next season.
William Saliba needs playing time to be in the France squad for the world cup 2022.
How Arsenal £40M star could make Barca transfer choice?
Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal and Brazilian defender Gabriel this summer. Xavi Hernandez is looking for a new CB despite the arrival of Christensen.
Gabriel has emerged as a target, but the deal could be done after the decision on the future of Saliba. Gabriel can’t afford to lose his place in the first team.
A move to Barcelona could be possible after the return of William Saliba from loan. Let’s see what happens in the coming weeks.
Arteta on William Saliba: “If Saliba had stayed with us this year, with a match of premier league a week, with Ben White and Gabriel, he wouldn’t have had half the playing time he had with Marseille.
That’s for sure for his growth and what he can do next season that wouldn’t have been good.
“He has to come back, he has the experience and the environment to be competitive with us.