Arsenal fans react as Fabrizio Romano delivers William Saliba news
Fabrizio Romano says Arsenal have “100%” trust in William Saliba as he continues to get game time at Marseille – and Gunners fans have responded.
Saliba, 20, has started nine of Marseille’s 10 league and cup outings under Jorge Sampaoli this season. He had helped the French side start superbly.
Indeed, Marseille had picked up 14 points from a possible 18 in their first six matches. But the Ligue 1 side have since clocked up two defeats.
Of course, Saliba’s future at Arsenal is a talking point. He was signed for a huge £27million, but is yet to make his senior debut for the Gunners.
His future is in doubt at Arsenal, especially after Mikel Arteta brought in Ben White for £50million. But Romano has delivered a fresh update.
He says Arsenal have been impressed with Saliba’s start to the season, and that they are 100% behind him. They want him to return to play for 22-23.
What are Arsenal fans saying about Saliba, after Romano update?
Well, firstly, do Arsenal need another centre-back? With White and Gabriel shining in a two-man defence, the Gunners look settled at the back.
They have cover, too. Rob Holding is a steady defender, while Pablo Mari needs a run of games without suffering injury. Calum Chambers, too.
However, if Saliba is to return – and given Arsenal’s outlay, they will be hoping he does – then surely Holding and – or – Chambers need to go.
Some room needs to be made if £40k-a-week (Spotrac) Saliba is to return. Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to the reports from Romano.