He failed to register Saliba in last season's Europa squad, whereas Mari was included. Saliba spent half of that season sitting on his arse, not developing, and proceded to make a fool of Arteta once he got a loan to Nice.Yes yes mate, he rates Marí higher. That's why he sent the 20 year old CB on loan to play every week while Marí has played 2 games and will be lucky to play 10 or more all season.
Where is the Guendouzi thread? He’s been phenomenal for Marseille.
Now captaining one of the biggest clubs in the world and in the French squad.
The main thing to remember here is that Saliba plays weekly, with no option to buy, or anything similar. And that's the key point to remember here. He is an Arsenal player, so just enjoy his continued development in France.
What Arteta or any other manager decides in the future is all speculation, so its pointless getting angry folks.
The issue is he only has 2 years from next summer. If he isn't a starter next season there's a good chance he doesn't sign a new deal, and then leaves for a reduced fee, which would be a disaster for the club. It depends how much faith Arteta shows in him, and so far the signs haven't been good on that front.