Arsenal confirms exit of William Saliba

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Arsenal confirms that defender, William Saliba, has left the club to join Marseille on loan.

The Gunners made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday.

The statement read:

“Arsenal William Saliba has joined Ligue 1 side Marseille on loan for the 2021/22 season.

“Last season, William spent six months on loan with Nice in Ligue 1. During his time with Nice, the 20-year-old defender made 22 appearances, with the Aiglons finishing the campaign in ninth.

“The France youth international joined us in a permanent deal from Saint-Etienne in July 2019 and spent the 2019/20 back on loan with the Ligue 1 side, helping them reach the 2020 Coupe de France final.”

“Everyone at Arsenal wishes William well with Marseille next season.”

Arsenal’s technical director, Edu said: “Together with William, we have decided it will be good for his continued development to spend another season on loan.

“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. We will of course be keeping in close contact with William during the season and wish him all the best in France with Marseille.”

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