'Made my day': Some Arsenal fans think they've spotted exciting clue about Saliba's future
Some Arsenal fans have rejoiced at a photo shared by Jeorge Bird which they feel could hold a clue about William Saliba’s future.
The 20-year-old joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2019 for £27million.
Arsenal loaned Saliba back to Saint-Etienne for the remainder of the season, and went on to reach the French Cup final.
He then arrived at the Emirates Stadium last summer to much fanfare, and it was hoped that he’d stake a claim for a first-team place.
However, Mikel Arteta had other ideas, and Saliba has yet to make his Arsenal debut at senior level.
Indeed, the Frenchman went out on loan again at the start of 2021, and enjoyed a successful stint at Nice.
Now, Saliba once again faces an uncertain future amid reports linking Arsenal to Ben White.
On Wednesday, Jeorge Bird shared an image of three shirts in the first-team dressing room at an Emirates Stadium tour.
While the focus of his post was on Folarin Balogun – “essentially confirmation that he’s been promoted” – quite a few fans were more pleased to see the shirt on the left.
Supporters speculated that the inclusion of Saliba’s shirt in the dressing room means he’s in Arteta’s plans.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans were saying on Twitter:
Saliba there as well— Nizan🌶️ (@afcniz) June 30, 2021
Saliba👀— now.arsenal 🏴 (@now_arsenaI) June 30, 2021
How about Saliba? There is also no.4 Saliba Jersey in the pic…does it mean he'll be with Arsenal next season too?— KYAW ZIN (@KYAWZIN06603137) June 30, 2021
Guessing he isn’t off😁— Jack 🇵🇸 (@AFC_Jack1998) June 30, 2021
I hope saliba stay in arsenal. Young and talented. Make perfect 3 Central defender with white and magalhaes. @Arsenal— Aditia.G.D (@AditiaGD1) July 1, 2021
Seeing saliba & balogun's top in r first team shirts has made my day. Lets hope its 'fact'. 🤞👍— Irish Red 🇮🇪 (@gaelic_red) June 30, 2021
Don’t gas meeeee saliba 😻😻😻— #FreePalestine 🇵🇸 (@afcmeaux) June 30, 2021
Oh and we just ignore Saliba?— Tierney Tackle (@ScottishBloodKT) June 30, 2021
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