Arsenal defender William Saliba has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the season. He had spent last season on loan at Nice where he made 22 appearances for the club. Arsenal had signed Saliba from Saint-Etienne for £27m but was loaned back to the club for the 2019/20 season. He is yet to make an appearance for Arsenal in a competitive game. Saliba was not included by Mikel Arteta in the Premier League or Europa League squads.
“Together with William, we have decided it will be good for his continued development to spend another season on loan,” Arsenal Technical Director Edu said after Marseille confirmed the William Saliba signing on loan. “William joined us as an 18-year-old, and he is still only 20, so he is still developing all the time.”
“William is a player with strong natural ability and next season has the potential to be really beneficial for him at Marseille, a good club. To play another season in Ligue 1 will be very important for his development,” he added. “We will of course be keeping in close contact with William during the season and wish him all the best in France with Marseille.”