William Saliba has caused quite a reaction from Arsenal supporters following his social media exchange with Matteo Guendouzi and Nicolas Pepe.
It’s been a rather frustrating first-half of the season for the Frenchman.
Saliba returned to Arsenal in the summer after spending the 2019/20 campaign on loan at former club Saint-Etienne and there was a belief amongst supporters that he would be integrated into the first-team squad.
However, manager Mikel Arteta has done the complete opposite so far.
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Not only has he decided against naming Saliba in any of his Premier League matchday squads, he also didn’t register the 19-year-old for the Europa League.
As a result, the defender is yet to make his senior debut for Arsenal.
And it would appear the situation is starting to affect him. Earlier in the week, he made a surprise comment to Alexandre Lacazette regarding his status at the Emirates Stadium.
Now he seems to have aimed a sly dig at Arteta.
After watching Matteo Guendouzi score for Hertha Berlin against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday afternoon, Saliba decided to praise the midfielder who is on loan from the Gunners.
Although, that prompted a response from Nicolas Pepe and ended with Saliba claiming Guendouzi was ‘locked up’ just like him under Arteta.
Thanks to @_Grimanditweets on Twitter, the whole exchange can be found below.
Pepe:”This is your problem, you comment on everything “
Saliba:”Hahaha, I’m sending well wishes to the brother that was locked up like me “
Guendouzi: “We are together bro.”
Just like Guendouzi, Saliba could get first-team football away from Arsenal next month.
With that said, Eurosport claim that club sources believe that there is no future for him at Arsenal while Arteta is in charge.
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