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Arsenal ‘to loan out Saliba to Brentford’ with Arteta keen for £27m defender to work on set pieces

Arsenal ‘to loan out William Saliba to Brentford’ with Mikel Arteta keen for £27m centre back to work on his defending from set pieces before forcing his way into the first team

  • William Saliba joined Arsenal in a £27m deal from Saint-Etienne last summer
  • The 19-year-old also spent the whole of last season on loan at the French side  
  • But injuries and coronavirus meant he did not get the game time Arsenal wanted 
  • Mikel Arteta now wants to loan him out with Brentford heavily interested 

Arsenal are set to loan out centre back William Saliba to Championship side Brentford, according to reports.

The Gunners signed the 19-year-old defender from Saint-Etienne for £27million last summer, with the agreement stating he would remain at the Ligue 1 side for another season.

However, injuries curtailed his progress before the French league was cancelled last season due to the coronavirus pandemic, but fans of the north London club were nevertheless excited at the possibility of seeing him in the Gunners back line this season.

Arsenal are set to loan out centre…