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Arsenal news: William Saliba loan reportedly edges closer; could arrive at new club on Sunday

Arsenal defender William Saliba could seal his loan move to Marseille as early as Sunday, according to a report from French outlet La Provence.

Saliba looks set to spend another spell away from the Emirates. And it appears that a return to Ligue 1 is edging ever closer.

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According to La Provence, the Gunners are close to agreeing a loan with Marseille. It is noted that there will be no option to buy the 20-year-old included.

And it is claimed that the deal could happen imminently. According to the report, Saliba could arrive in France on Sunday or Monday if an agreement is reached.

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Arsenal fans will hope Saliba proves point while on loan

It is fair to say that a lot of Arsenal fans will be disappointed when Saliba leaves. For many, it was a big relief when it was claimed that the loan includes no option to buy.

Saliba did extremely well while with Nice last season. And he will hope to prove a further point to Mikel Arteta and Edu while away.

Of course, Arsenal look set to strengthen their centre-back options. Ben White is expected to join the club after the European Championships.

White is an amazing talent. But Saliba – who earns £40,000-a-week – is clearly a fan favourite. So the supporters will be keeping one keen eye on his progress with Marseille.

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