'We're cursed', 'terrible': Some Arsenal react to what they've heard about William Saliba
Some Arsenal fans were reacting after William Saliba earned a call-up to the France squad for the Tokyo Olympics.
The nation confirmed that the 20-year-old will form part of the 18-man squad heading to Japan for the games. Les Blues have been drawn in the same group as the hosts, South Africa and Mexico.
Reports claimed that Mikel Arteta would assess the Frenchman over the course of pre-season prior to the start of next season. However, his call-up means he’s likely to miss the majority of pre-season and the start of the next campaign.
Despite signing back in 2019, the France youth international is yet to make a first-team appearance. He spent the second half of last season on loan with Nice in Ligue 1, making 22 appearances.
His future at the club has come under threat with Arsenal closing in on a move for Brighton’s Ben White.
TBR View: Arsenal future under threat for Saliba after Tokyo Olympics call-up
The future of £40k-p/w Arsenal ace Saliba is under threat after his call-up to the Tokyo Olympics.
If he is to miss the vast majority of pre-season, it will leave the player without a chance to impress Arteta.
And with White incoming and Rob Holding having signed a new contract at the start of the year, it begs a question over the youngster.
How can he fight his way into the starting XI?
He already faces an uphill battle with Arsenal failing to qualify for Europe. Now the news surrounding his summer is an extra blow.
Here is how fans reacted…
Its just one thing after the other— evan 》 (@afcevan) June 25, 2021
We're cursed honestly— Afeef🇱🇰 (@AfcAfeef_) June 25, 2021
Exactly the same thing I think. Terrible timing— KING👑 (@_IKENNA_) June 25, 2021
Man I hate this game man— Theo🦅🦅 (@Horus_Theo) June 25, 2021
Yeh that’s him done he’s going out on Loan or sold— faizanhamid (@faizan_hamid17) June 25, 2021
It's over now— Dzivula Mautuh Gube (@DzivulaGube) June 25, 2021
but might turn out to be a blessing in disguise mate https://t.co/tKGFzMNQgV— ✝️ Ødegaard D' Asgardian (@davidadesegun) June 25, 2021