With Koscielny too old and slow now for the Premier League and Mustafi deemed too casual for top level football, Arsenal’s recent defensive problems know no bounds. An attempt to solve it is Arsenal’s interest in center back William Saliba.
Arsenal are reported to have struck a deal with St.Etienne for around the region of 25mil Euros for the player. However, folks at Etienne aren’t willing to let Saliba go this season but the next season.
“He will stay at the club this season,” Romeyer is quoted in France as saying. “It is an imperative condition should we come to an agreement for his transfer. It’s also William’s wish.”
The Gunners are seeking to make a small initial payment this summer given Saliba will not be available to represent the club for another 12 months, a move which would also enable them to keep the vast majority of their modest £40m transfer budget for other targets.
Wilfired Zaha is also being rumoured to be joining Arsenal once a deal is agreed upon between AFC and Crystal Palace.