Mercato Mercato – OM: William Saliba, Longoria can bite their fingers

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OM: William Saliba, Longoria can bite his fingers

Posted on September 18, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. by Thibault Morlain

Last summer, Pablo Longoria sniffed out the right move by recovering William Saliba, not in Mikel Arteta’s plans at Arsenal. The French international then shone at OM, but it only lasted one season. This summer, Saliba returned to the Gunners. To the great displeasure of Longoria who may have some regrets for not having succeeded in bringing him back…

It will have taken time to William Saliba to have a chance at Arsenal. Recruited atASSEthe central defender first multiplied the loans, with the Greens, toOGC Nice et al’OM last season. In the Marseille jersey, Saliba has completely exploded. With Jorge Sampaolithe native of Bondy notably had the opportunity to discover theFrench team. Performances that earned him huge points from Mikel Artetasince now William Saliba is indisputable to Arsenal where he has been very successful since the start of the season.

Saliba shines at Arsenal

During the summer, William Saliba therefore returned to Arsenal. And this time, a place was waiting for him in the 11 of Mikel Arteta. On the strength of its experience gleaned fromOM, the French international immediately made himself indispensable to the Gunners. Decisive in defense Saliba is also decisive in attack. Already scorer against Bournemouthhe has just put the cover back this Sunday against Brentford. So it didn’t take long for William Saliba before winning the hearts of the supporters ofArsenal, who have even already dedicated a song to him.

OM have problems in central defense

While William Saliba impresses with Arsenalon the side of theOM, we must certainly have some regrets. During the last summer transfer window, Pablo Longoria tried his luck to repatriate the French international. However, in the absence of a purchase option, negotiations with the Gunners were mission impossible. For’OMit was then necessary to make a reason: Saliba wasn’t going to come back. Longoria therefore went in search of new reinforcements in central defense and these are in particular Chancel Mbemba and Eric Bailly who have arrived. The fact, however, that the central defense of theOM is currently encountering some glitches between the injuries of Leg and Baillythe disappointing performance of Balerdi Where Kolasinac or the fact thatIsaac Toure plays very little.

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