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Marseille are surprisingly confident of re-signing William Saliba from Arsenal.

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Marseille are reportedly optimistic about re-signing William Saliba from Arsenal. However, Arsenal are also confident about keeping him at the club.

The defender is expected to start the season with the Gunner. Although, things might change if the French center-back does not get the required game time.

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According to reports, Marseille are still in the race to sign the defender. The report also states that the French club is monitoring the situation. The defender has only two years left on his current Arsenal contract. William Saliba has also refused to commit future to the club as he wants to first play regular games for the club. The report also claims that Marseille president Pablo Longoria traveled to London for talks with the player’s agent.

The reason for this rumor going on his Mikel Arteta is still looking to sign another center-back. The new signing will reduce William Saliba’s game time at the club. However, the center-back is not the priority signing. The report also states that Arsenal are not happy with the rumors. Sources inside the club indicate Mikel Arteta is happy with the development of William Saliba.

ARSENAL ARE HAPPY TO GIVE HIM THE CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF

Mike Arteta has given him the chance to impress in the pre-season. The defender has also taken the opportunities with both hands. He has played brilliantly in all the games. He was also their best player against Chelsea in a 4-0 friendly win. The defender has looked solid and composed at the back. He has also been deemed as ready by manager Mikel Arteta.

Arteta said, “I am really pleased to see the way he is playing, the way he has adapted to the team, the maturity that he’s shown at 21 years old, carry on doing it,’ We will keep developing him, he has huge potential, he is already a top player and we have to make him even better.‘He looked ready to me today.’ These comments indicate William Saliba is clearly in the manager’s plans.

Saliba won Ligue 1 young player of the year and also earned spot in the France national team with Marseille. This is the reason Marseille want him at the club permanently. However, Arsenal are currently not ready to even consider an offer for him.

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