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Arsenal's William Saliba Joins Marseille on Loan

Friday, 16-July-2021 16:00

Arsenal's young defender William Saliba while on loan at Nice
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Arsenal's young defender William Saliba while on loan at Nice
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Arsenal on Friday (07/16/2021) announced an agreement to transfer young defender William Saliba to French club Marseille on loan for the 2021/22 season.

This is the third time Saliba has spent the season on loan since joining Arsenal from AS Saint-Etienne in 2019.

Saliba's buyout clause required Arsenal to loan him to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season, where he was able to help Les Verts reach the French Cup final.

After not being included in the English Premier League squad list chosen by manager Mikel Arteta, Saliba spent the second half of the 2020/21 season at OGC Nice after moving on loan in January 2021.

"Together with William, we agreed that it was best for him to continue his development on a season-long loan," Arsenal technical director Edu told the club's official website.

"William joined us at the age of 18, and is still 20 years old, so it's still a period of development," Edu added, as reported by Antara.

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