Arsenal fans have been having their say on Twitter as news has emerged that William Saliba is looking to force a move in January.
The Daily Mail claims Saliba is willing to take a hefty paycut to seal a move away from the Gunners, whether that be on a loan or permanent move.
Arsenal are unlikely to sanction a permanent move just yet, given they paid around £27m to land Saliba and he has only just returned in the summer from a successful loan spell with St Etienne. However, Mikel Arteta has not selected him in his 25-man squads and he seems firmly down the pecking order at The Emirates.
A loan move, then, seems likely for Saliba in the coming weeks, with both parties said to be open to that being the conclusion here.
Some Gunners fans, though, are not overly impressed with the situation, with some more than a little confused as to how it’s come to this for Saliba after there being so much promise in the summer.
Really really sad about this boy’s situation, cos not sure he’s that awful that we can’t use him in any of our games. I don’t even know who to finger in this situation.
— PrampramFisherman (@AnnyOsabutey) January 2, 2021
Maybe he isn’t quite the full deal after all?
— Marcus (@auric_k) January 2, 2021
The treatment of this lad has been absolutely shocking he’s got everything you need to be a top cb strength size speed good on the ball we’ve been crying out for good cb’s for 10 years..this lad will develop into a top top cb when we sell him Waite and see
— jonesz (@jonesyzR) January 2, 2021
Just one senior team game to test him. You can't know how well a player is if you dont give him the opportunity to showcase what he's got. Am not in support of selling him.
— BBO (@Bennoker) January 2, 2021
You won't say he is bad unless he was given is chances and he refused to take it. Arteta is the culprit here. Preferably Mustafi to this guy is madness!
— Sir Dom (Onye Obodo) (@Dom18786887) January 2, 2021
Clearly arteta sees something he doesn't like at all. May never come out but something doesn't fit well.
— Lee Parker (@leeparker342) January 2, 2021