William Saliba (Out)

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by yousif_arsenal, Oct 2, 2020.

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  1. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado Trusted

    Can see the sense in it.

    The kid has only played around 30 pro games... not all at CB & across two pretty stop/ start seasons. Let him get a full season of football.
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  2. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    There is no point him being at Arsenal if he can get more football elsewhere. Arteta isn’t going to blood him in the first team as he’s chasing CL.

    Saliba isn’t ready, this was always going to be the case unless you’re a phenomenal teenage CB.

    Rio Ferdinand joined Utd at 24, up until that move he was still considered abit dopey and lazy at Leeds. This positions is an older players position.
  3. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Really funny how passionate people who have only watched a few highlights of a player are convinced that player will be our messiah.
  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    You can argue we could’ve scouted and signed another CB last summer instead of Saliba who could’ve helped us last season, maybe saved us from spending on Luiz/Mari and then kicked on and helped us chase the CL this season, which Saliba clearly won’t do.

    You’re potentially looking at a guy who is spending 2 seasons away from Arsenal, his 3rd season will be adapting and you’re potentially waiting into his 4th season to see him bring something to the party.
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  5. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    Agreed. Apparently Saliba was meant to battle VVD for being the best defender in the league this season.
  6. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member


    These comments make it seem like this could be a real possibility.

    Saliba looked very raw decision making wise in his start for the U-23s the other day against Brighton.

    Rennais is playing CL so this would be a very nice loan for him.

    We don't need a million CBs, Gabriel, Luiz, Holding, with Marí and Chambers coming back is plenty.
  7. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    It's probably not the worst decision, he obviously is in our long term plans but he probably does need regular game time & he may not get in ahead of guys like Luiz, Mari & Chambers when fit, then Holding & Gabriel obviously. If we end up getting more CB injuries & still getting rid of Mustafi & Sokratis we can always call him back like we did with Nketiah at Leeds that year.
  8. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    30m for a guy who can't contribute anything in his first 2 seasons, another questionable purchase.
  9. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    And then refuse to sign a new contract leaving for half what we paid for him at the start of his 5th year.

  10. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    We payed 30 million for him ridiculous decision to loan him out again.
  11. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    This will depend on if we're able to move Sokratis and Mustafi on.
  12. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    It really shouldn't
  13. yorch44

    yorch44 Well-Known Member

    So we paid 30m for him to play with other teams, we really are charity FC. 100M in Pepe and him... And what are they offering? Waste of money with these decisions.

    If we are loaning him because our stupid board is unable to sell players is even worst.
  14. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    "As each day passes I get more depressed" - David Sullivan
  15. Iceman10

    Iceman10 Well-Known Member

    If he does end up on loan we have to see full justification of Arteta and Edu pushing Raul Sanllehi out because in retrospect money could have been spent way better last summer. I am sceptical of this runour though, and still have confidence in Saliba at Arsenal working out (eventually).
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  17. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    How much have we actually paid for Saliba though? £10m? We see him as our long term CB. We either buy Gabi and Saliba and develop them or buy them when they cost £100m in a few years time
  18. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter Trusted

    I read he has had a lot of **** going on in his personal life this year. A close relative died, rumour his mum but not sure. Not in the right mental state to claim a first 11 PL spot at his age right now
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  19. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Given enough time, he would have caused even more damage like he did at Barca. We were all excited about Pepe, but in hindsight, £72m on a one season wonder was crazy. Hopefully Saliba turns out to be a good signing at least.
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  20. Malky

    Malky Established Member

    Did people really think a 19 year old kid was going to be our starting CB this season when we're trying to get into the top 4?
    If he's not getting regular mintues here then he needs to go on loan and develop, the Saliba/Gabriel partnership was always for the future.
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