Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms William Saliba will not be going out on loan

first_img by Metro Read More 1/1 Read More Saliba spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Fulham were another team heavily linked with Saliba and Championship side Brentford also explored a temporary deal for the young defender ahead of Friday’s deadline.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 11:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link306Shares / 1 min. story Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected Coming Next But the teenager, who was given a chance to impress in pre-season, will be fighting for a place in Arsenal’s first-team after Arteta revealed the club expect no further business ahead of their clash with Manchester City.Asked whether he expects any more players to go out on loan, Arteta replied: ‘Not at the moment.’Pressed on whether Saliba will be staying at Arsenal, the Spaniard bluntly responded: ‘Yes.’ Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Read More William Saliba will be staying with Arsenal for the time being (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has confirmed that William Saliba will not be going out on loan and will remain with Arsenal until at least January.Saliba is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Gunners since joining the club from Saint-Etienne back in July 2019 and had looked set for a temporary move away from north London.The 19-year-old central defender was loaned back to Saint-Etienne last term and was reportedly ‘devastated’ that Arsenal failed to reach a similar agreement with the Ligue 1 outfit for this season. Read Morecenter_img Skip Ad There was no place for either Mesut Ozil or William Saliba in Arsenal’s Europa League squad (Picture: Getty)Saliba was among the players who missed out on a place in Arsenal’s Europa League squad which was announced last week.Mesut Ozil was also left out and Arteta insists it was a ‘really difficult decision’ but one he had to make.‘Well he wasn’t the only one that wasn’t in the squad,’ the Arsenal head coach added.‘It was a really difficult decision for me to make because to leave players out of the squad at that level where they know they can’t get involved is really tough.‘I don’t like it at all but the decision had to be made because we have a limit on foreign players and unfortunately we have to make a decision.’ Arteta will be tempted to throw Partey straight in at the deep end this weekend (Picture: Getty)Deadline-day signing Thomas Partey could feature in the north-west but will have to make an immediate impression in training if he is to make his full Arsenal debut.‘Well he was here just yesterday and he is getting familiar with everything around the club,’ Arteta said.‘Today he will have his first training session, so everything has to come really quickly for him. ‘We knew that before we signed him that he is fit, he is very willing to start playing and we will see how he goes in the next few days.‘I have seen the buzz around the place, the fans are really happy, I have seen some really positive reactions after we bought him, the same with the team, the squad and the staff. AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think he is a player we had the radar on for a long time and we have managed to bring him in and I think he will be a really important addition to the team. ‘He got to know some of his team-mates [already]. Not all of them, because some are still on international duty but we will have everyone back today and it will be a good day for him to get to know everyone.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Kevin Campbell urges Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to throw Thomas Partey straight in against Manchester CityMORE: Mikel Arteta keen for Arsene Wenger to return to Arsenal deadline day move to West Ham SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Video Settings Read More PLAY Skip Top articles Partey could make his debut against Manchester City on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are preparing for what could be one of the toughest tests of the campaign at the Etihad this weekend but Arteta’s men will fancy their chances against an out-of-form Manchester City side.After all, Arteta – who worked as Pep Guardiola’s assistant for three-and-a-half years before taking charge of the Gunners – outwitted his fellow countryman en route to last season’s FA Cup triumph. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms William Saliba will not be going out on loan Advertisement Commentlast_img

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