A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Press Association (via The Independent) suggesting that William Saliba could be loaned to a Championship club – with plenty suggesting the same destination for the Frenchman.
Saliba looks to be in a difficult position as things stand. He has not made his debut for the Gunners in the early stages of the campaign.
And Arsenal’s task of finding a suitable loan move for the 19-year-old has become a little harder following Monday’s deadline.
However, it appears that an exit could still be on the cards. The PA (via The Independent) reports that Arsenal could consider letting him join a Championship club.
It would be a surprising move. Saliba looked bright in pre-season. And there seemed to be incredibly high hopes for the teenager as he returned from his loan spell at St Etienne.
But there are actually plenty of Arsenal supporters who believe that it would actually be an incredibly smart move. Some are convinced that it could really help Saliba adapt to the English game.
And interestingly, plenty have suggested the same club that they would like to see him join.
Brentford have established themselves as one of the most impressive clubs in the Championship. In fact, it is surprising that the Bees are yet to reach the Premier League.
There are a number of top flight players who have Brentford to, at least partially, thank for their development. And some would clearly like to see Thomas Frank’s men bid to take Saliba.
And if Brentford do come calling for a loan, some would also like Arsenal to use the interest in an attempt to perhaps take Said Benrahma in the opposite direction.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports concerning Saliba…
If Saliba REALLY has to go on loan in a Championship side, let it be Brentford at least.
— Wano SZN (@The_Wilsh) October 6, 2020
Here’s my thoughts Regarding Salib Going on loan to the Championship The only. Team I want him at Is Brentford And we’ve Say Saliba on loan+20Mill for Benrahma -No Buy Option for Saliba ⏳ ✅
— Edz (@SuperEdz29) October 6, 2020
Brentford would be perfect.
— Banter Era Capitalism (@badhairlyf) October 6, 2020
A club like Brentford or somewhere close to us would be good for Saliba in the championship if need be for a season with a call back option #afc
— Thomas Morgan (@T_Morgan10) October 6, 2020
I’d be ok to see Saliba go to a Championship side until January and then a prem side or back to France until June if we aren’t going to integrate him. Recall clause for sure! Especially if we have more defensive injuries or outgoings.
— WV Gooner (@GoonerWV) October 6, 2020
don’t think it would be horrible if Saliba was loaned to a Championship club. Of course he could play in a bigger division & I’d prefer he stays at Arsenal, but he would face a lot of Premier League-type players & teams in the Championship. Might help the adaptation process.
— Mahith Gamage (@mahithgamage) October 6, 2020
A Championship loan for Saliba makes sense for me, with how well Gabriel has adapted and us still having our hoard of CB’s.
— Clarkey (@clarkeysean) October 6, 2020
William Saliba would benefit massively from a year in the Championship. Many fans are taking his slow introduction as a negative but I think Arsenal are doing the right thing. Championship is extremely physical and it would help him adjust a lot better. He’s young. Needs time.
— chief (@chiefteta) October 6, 2020
Brentford would be perfect
— Pranav (@pranav_268) October 6, 2020
We should loan him to Brentford if that’s the case, plenty of french speaking players and a similar style to arsenal and a great coach
— theAEW (@theAEW2) October 6, 2020