Arsenal have no option to recall William Saliba in January transfer window

first_imgAdvertisement Saliba is on loan at Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will be unable to end William Saliba’s loan spell with Saint Etienne in January.Saliba is a registered Arsenal player, having signed for the London club during the summer but was immediately sent back to France in order to continue his development.Reports this week claimed Arsenal were considering terminating Saliba’s loan spell as a solution to their own defensive issues.Arsenal’s centre-backs, including summer signing David Luiz, have faced stern criticism recently with the likes of Shkodran Mustafi branded ‘uncoachable’ by Gary Neville.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Bournemouth v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:07FullscreenBournemouth v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisementcenter_img Saliba is currently injured (Picture: Getty)The Athletic, however, have confirmed that Arsenal do not have the option to draft in Saliba, 18, before the end of the current season.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile Saliba is considered a future star, he has struggled with injury this season, making just seven appearances.A hamstring problem kept Saliba sidelined at the start of the season and he did not play his first game until September.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySaliba reclaimed his spot at the heart of Saint-Etienne’s defence, but injury struck again in November when he broke his foot.The Frenchman is yet to return to action and spent time at Arsenal earlier in the season while recovering from his hamstring injury.Mikel Arteta revealed ahead of his first game in charge that Arsenal were looking to do business in January.‘We had many other conversations,’ confirmed Arteta. ‘We have a meeting soon and some ideas but we have to put them together.’ Coral BarryTuesday 24 Dec 2019 9:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Arsenal have no option to recall William Saliba in January transfer windowlast_img

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