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‘No more excuses’: Some Arsenal fans want talented 19-year-old to start against Liverpool

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‘No more excuses’: Some Arsenal fans want talented 19-year-old to start against Liverpool

A number of Arsenal fans have urged Mikel Arteta to name William Saliba in the Gunners starting XI for tomorrow’s League Cup trip to Liverpool.

Arsenal signed the talented 19-year-old centre-back last summer from Saint-Etienne, but he was loaned back as part of the deal, helping them reach the French Cup final.

With Saliba now at the Emirates Stadium, manager Mikel Arteta has resisted the temptation to throw him into the first-team picture right away.

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To date, the defender has made two competitive matchday squads, making the substitutes’ bench against Liverpool in the Community Shield and against Leicester in the League Cup.

The Telegraph claimed last week that Saliba was in line to make his debut against the Foxes, but the report proved wide of the mark as he remained an unused substitute.

With another cup clash coming up, some Gunners fans on social media want to see Saliba in action against what is likely to be a much changed Liverpool team.

Below are some of the comments:

 
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