William Saliba argument made by Arsenal fans after Burnley with apology demanded

Arsenal fans have demanded that boss under-fire boss Mikel Arteta issue a public apology for sending William Saliba out on loan in the summer.

Saliba was made an outcast by Arteta having failed to convince the Gunners manager that he had the quality required to feature in the Premier League.

That saw him sent out on loan to Marseille in the summer transfer window, where he has gone on to impress many with his performances on the right of a back three system.

His parent club meanwhile have endured a difficult start to the Premier League season, losing all three of their opening games.

They have got back on track in the last two weeks though, securing narrow wins over both Norwich City and Burnley.

Martin Odegaard’s first-half free-kick was enough to ensure Arsenal took home all three points from Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Clarets put Arteta’s side under serious pressure for much of the clash though, finishing with more shots and corners than the visitors.

But perhaps the most concerning aspect of the win was the performance of Ben White, who suffered a rocky day against Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

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He lost possession 12 times, and also nearly played a key role in gifting Burnley an equaliser just after the hour mark.

He played a backpass that was capitalised on by Matej Vydra, though Anthony Taylor reversed his decision to award a penalty when Aaron Ramsdale brought the Burnley man down.

Saliba meanwhile has played a crucial role in helping Marseille to start the season unbeaten, starting every game so far under Jorge Sampaoli.

That has let some Gunners fans questioning why Arteta allowed him to depart the Emirates, albeit temporarily, this summer.

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“Saliba is better than this White guy,” one fan tweeted.

“Saliba is far far better than Ben White. Why we gifted Brighton £50M I will never understand,” another wrote.

“Arteta should issue a public apology to Saliba,” a third supporter demanded.

“Arsenal really wasted money on Ben White when Saliba was home,” a fourth observer scoffed.

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