Here are the Arsenal evening headlines for Wednesday, November 4.
Saliba unsettled at Arsenal
William Saliba is ‘fed up’ with his situation at Arsenal, according to manager Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners boss admitted a shared sense of frustration that the club were unable to find a suitable loan destination for the defender for the 2020/21 season.
The former Saint-Etienne defender was set to depart Arsenal on loan this summer, but the club were ultimately unable to get the deal across the line.
Reports on Wednesday claimed Saliba is unhappy with his situation at Arsenal, a period during which he is yet to feature in a competitive game.
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It has been suggested the defender could even consider a permanent move away from north London.
“Yeah, fed up with the situation,” Arteta said in his press conference ahead of Thursday’s Europa League tie against Molde.
“As you can see we tried to find a way in the last few days to give him some football. I explained that he needed that transition year when we decided to buy him. For many reasons that didn’t happen and he needs to go through that.
“With the amount of central defenders that we have in the team, we had to let him out of the squad which is painful. After that, we had some injuries and we could have used him but it’s part of this profession.”
Asked whether he will entertain a potential loan move in January, Arteta said: “I don’t know. We certainly tried in the last few days of the transfer window to find the right club and we had him, but at the end of the day we could not make it and we will review the situation in the next few weeks.”
Luiz back fit after injury
David Luiz is fit and available for Arsenal’s Europa League game against Molde on Thursday, the club have confirmed.
The former Chelsea defender was substituted…