William Saliba: Locked Up

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by razörist, Aug 18, 2020.



  1. Van Dijk

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  2. Saliba

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  3. Maguire

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  1. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    Anyone remember when Drake and Pusha T had their beef and Pusha exposed Drake for having a kid? Drake wanted to ‘protect’ his son from the world? I just thought it’s kinda funny when I think about the Saliba situation. Anyways, the club, ironically not playing Saliba in any first team games has done little to protect him and only shone the spotlight brighter than ever. The moment he signed to Arsenal there was no protecting him. He will be judged and scrutinised just for being at this club. That’s the truth of the situation.
    Saliba plays for the u23s, the club just released a media piece with him and Wrighty, and he is always present in training videos. So it’s clear it’s probably an issue not related to his mental state. I just feel we’re (Arteta) is being overly cautious.
  2. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    Lmao he’s blatantly not up to it, but for some reason people want to see it as they want a new victim.

    Mustafi with zero football this season off the back of a blown hammy got the nod, whilst this yute has been here since pre season. It’s not hard to put 2 & 2.
    <<reed>> and celestis like this.
  3. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Where I just am super confused is why this explanation isn't good enough for people. He's a kid playing a position where most guys don't hit their peak for another 6-8 years. If he's not ready, so what? He wasn't even that expensive considering his potential. Every time someone complains that he's not ready to step in and be Prime Maldini, I would love to remind them that the summer we bought Xhaka and Mustafi, that same 70m probably could have gotten us Kante and VVD.
    oh to be a goon likes this.
  4. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    If we're going to have a CB making mistakes next to Gabriel I'd rather it was Saliba so he can learn than Mustafi who will never learn
    Taxi Driver, skience3, Oxeki and 9 others like this.
  5. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    There are no fans in the stadium, home or away, and Arteta is currently playing a brand of football that is incredibly defender-friendly. I understand the Premier League is difficult but it is unlikely get any easier to integrate him this year.

    I say this in circumstances where Luiz and Holding are both out, Sokratis unregistered and Mari and Chambers still unfit. Giving Saliba game time must be higher priority than an outbound error-prone Mustafi.
    Moah likes this.
  6. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    The whole situation is just crazy. He’s surely good enough for the EL against lesser teams but wasn’t registered.

    If he’s not up to it why not loan him to the championship or France. Values only going to plummet in the u23s.
  7. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    There must be a mentality thing and he not ready to play but if Saliba ready to play and everything with him is good then why the hell we afraid of using him or not even register him in europa squad.
  9. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Arteta wants to sell him and give Mustafi a new contract I am hearing
    truth_hurts and Wrighty4eva like this.
  10. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Ex-Arsenal Fan

    Yeah I'm not buying into the whole protect him from fans or his mental health isn't up for it. For him not to even be in the Europa squad it must just be the manager not thinking he's ready.

    Weird to me since he played first team at St Etienne, feel like this is worse for his confidence than playing him would be. But we haven't seen enough to know yet.
  11. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Yeah this is the closest to the truth I reckon, Arteta generally seems to value experience a lot.

    He's been voicing his frustrations to his former teammates too going by some of their interviews.
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Interested to see what the Dundalk line up is because really we’ve got a lot of young players on the books who aren’t getting developmental minutes.

    ESR, Nelson, Willock, Nketiah, Balogun and Saliba need to be playing every week. They might not make it here but keeping them to just play U-23 games is such a waste.

    Loans let you pump up their market value and put them in the shop window. If Nketiah had a year of banging in goals in the Championship he’d be worth way more than he is now.
    krengon likes this.
  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    I saw this and it seemed like the kind of thing you'd say:
  14. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Ex-Arsenal Fan

    I'm much more tongue in cheek though, this guy seems like he actually believes that.
    American_Gooner likes this.
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    :lol: our fans are something else
    Macho and American_Gooner like this.
  16. UnitedBeard

    UnitedBeard Well-Known Member


    Ole played Tuanzebe against Neymar & Mbappe. While Saliba played against our 17 years old centre backs in U23 last week.
    truth_hurts likes this.
  17. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Why are you gay?
  18. UnitedBeard

    UnitedBeard Well-Known Member

    Come on let's not chat ****. This guy was signed for 30m and instead of going on loan, he's stuck in U23 and can't get regular playing time over Mustafi.
  19. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    We are 6 games in... the plan is to break him in at some point. Relax :lol:
  20. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

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