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

    Would be good to watch him over here... Throw the kid to the wolves & hope he survives.

    We know Fulham are desperate. Palace may want to move Kouyate back into midfield. Not sure if Leeds or Newcastle ever got a CB in.
  2. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    To be honest if his Mum died in May it may actually be better being away out of France with so many different things going on, learning new language, new team, new city to keep his mind occupied.

    Footballers have a lot of time. We dont want him going back to France training, having ample time to sit about the house lamenting and feeling depressed.

    A new experience could be the remedy. I am speaking from experience and think he will be better staying in England for both footballing reasons and personal reasons.

    We cannot afford to spend 30m on a player who's not going to be 100% ready when hes called. As I said he had a year to learn enough english to do a short interview and he didnt. Did he not have lessons? Players have tons of free time. An hour a day with a good teacher would have seen him able to make decent small talk conversations, communicating on the pitch and interviews with easy enough questions.
  3. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member


    Denayer and VVD both developed well too. In terms of the physicality of both the SPL and the PL, they’re very similar plus he’ll have the opportunity to learn English.
  4. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    Initial outlay was £25M for the pair. Both will be huge parts of this club for the future, relax.
  5. American_Gooner

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

    This makes no sense
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  6. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    VVD started his career there totally different. I understand your point but at the end of the day it's player choice
  7. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    Forgive me if I overreact but I didn't expect at all to sign an unproven CB for 27m only to loan him out for 2 years.. I actually agree with Tim Peyton for once on this..
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  8. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    True.. So frustrating. Been going on since 2016
  9. Goonger

    Goonger Well-Known Member

    No danger Celtic, I don't want to be hating on the lad in any way!

    In all seriousness, if the staff are worrying about his conditioning picking up injuries, I'm not sure the 3 plastic pitches in the SPL top flight will help.
  10. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    It’s a confidence booster plus he’ll have the opportunity to learn English. Nothing beats winning trophies at a young age and he’ll experience the physicality of the SPL, it’s not like other players haven’t gone there and succeeded. The likes of Dembele and Edouard are prime examples.

    As long as we can get a guarantee that he’ll be starting then we have nothing to lose from that plus I’ll get to watch him too :drool:
  11. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Please no. I'm too close to meltdown.
  12. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    Amazing decision by Arteta of blocking Holdings move to Newcastle..
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  13. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    At the time Luiz was injured and people were saying he'd be out for weeks, we had to keep Holding.
  14. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    We were expect to wake up to good Aouar news instead we get Saliba leaving on loan :lol::lol::lol: shambles of a transfer window
  15. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    Should've played Saliba
  16. American_Gooner

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

    If he really is struggling to adapt it might be the best option, but the stuff about not offloading CB's doesn't make sense. Sokratis and Mustafi could still leave, and Arteta kept Holding when he was close to joining Newcastle.
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  17. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado Trusted

    Doubt it was the plan but the kid had two pretty long injuries & then ended the season with his team on a run of bad result after bad result.
  18. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    Said it from day 1. It was a huge gamble paying nearly 30m for an 18 year old defender while already having a limited budget..
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  19. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    But that’s the problem with our club, we’re giving the players too much choice tbh. We need to think of the best plan for our club and his development.

    We spent 30m on him when there were other top defenders available. I’d have rather gone for Çağlar Söyüncü and signed him from Leicester for 40/50m, at least he’d come in and start plus he’s 24 which is an age where he’ll start hitting the best years for a defender.

    Söyüncü and Gabriel would have been amazing stuff.
  20. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    The kids clearly going through a lot with the loss of his mother. He may look older but he is a 19 year old boy. People forget about players mental states, think that money is all that matters and players are robots. Not how it works, he will come back stronger but right now a loan for him is the best thing to do.

    Imagine if we played him and he made a mistake, Arsenal fans on social media/other fans on social media bombarded him with crap after losing his mum. Would've ruined him mentally.

    Arteta's management of this situation has been exceptional. At Arsenal he's under the spot light, everything is scrutinised. At a smaller club he will grow.
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