William Saliba is running out of time to prove himself at Arsenal and I think he could be sold this summer.
There must be a reason he's been loaned out three times by the club. Was he getting ripped in training? I don't see why he's still on loan otherwise. Arsenal paid a lot of money for him, but I think if anyone offers them their money back they would take it right now.
It's almost three years he's been there now and he can't get a look-in. Maybe Mikel Arteta has watched him train and decided he's nowhere near ready. But if that's the case, Arsenal are going to need another centre-back this summer because you can't rely on Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and Rob Holding.
Especially if they are in the Champions League because you have to have a big squad full of quality, proven players to survive playing that many games a season. You need four top-quality centre backs for a start – and they should sign one who's Premier League-ready.
How long can they keep waiting for Saliba? You hear that he's doing well in France, but that league is nowhere near as competitive as the Premier League. If Arsenal don't have confidence in him to perform over here, there's no point bringing him back from Marseille just to loan him out again. They might as well sell.
Holding came in and did a great job for them against West Ham, and I think he's a reliable defender. I remember when he was close to joining Newcastle but he's proved Arteta right for blocking that move, and doesn't seem like the type to moan when he's not starting every week.
I can't see him leaving for more minutes. If Arsenal qualify for the Champions League, why would you? It's a great club. A Rolls Royce. And Arsenal have every chance of finishing in the top four. I expect them to beat Leeds this weekend.
They are in win at all costs mode now. Arteta said they won ugly against West Ham but it doesn't matter how you win at this stage of the season. I've seen Arsenal play well and lose enough times. Just get the result. Any way you can. Plus, Tottenham are at Liverpool this weekend and if they lose and Arsenal beat Leeds, my old club are almost home and dry.
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