William Saliba is still to make his first team debut for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)
William Saliba has risked the wrath of Mikel Arteta by describing himself as having been ‘locked up’ in social media exchange with fellow Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi.
Much was expected of the teenage defender upon his return from Saint Etienne where he spent last season on loan. Saliba is still, however, waiting to make his senior debut despite having signed for the Gunners in a £27million deal over 18 months ago.
The 19-year-old was not included in Arsenal’s Premier League or Europa League squad and has instead been forced to settle for the occasional outing for the club’s Under-23 side.
Arsenal are currently considering whether or not to loan out Saliba in January with the player keen to return to France in an attempt to relaunch his career in the same manor Guendouzi has done at Hertha Berlin.
The France international was exiled by Arteta following an unseemly altercation with Brighton’s Neal Maupey during last season’s defeat at the Amex and was shipped out to the Bundesliga club during the summer transfer window.
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