The Frenchman has been on lists in north London for three seasons since the £ 27m deal with Saint-Etienne was struck in 2019, but he has never appeared at the top level.
This disappointed Salibu, who traveled to Nice in the second half of the 2020/21 season, where he played 22 matches and even scored a goal.
And it looks like Arteta’s position on center-back hasn’t changed. signing of a contract with Ben White from Brighton for £ 50 million and sending the young man to Marseilles…
But the statistics of his last game on the Cote d’Azur suggest that Arteta may have made the mistake of giving the Frenchman out on loan.
The Gunners defender has started all four of his club’s Ligue 1 games, including a chaotic showdown with Nice that was supposed to be disqualified due to fan clash…
But it all seemed to be forgotten when they returned to the Velodrome stadium to secure a 3-1 win over his former Saint-Etienne while maintaining their unbeaten start.
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And the statistics for his 90 minutes show a powerful game in both attacking and defensive football.
Playing to the right of three defenders, Saliba won 80 percent of his duels with 10 attempts, while recording five clearances, an interception and a tackle won.
However, his distribution was also accurate, he made 97 passes with 96% accuracy, including two successful long balls out of two for a good score.
And his play on the ground made the cherry on top: out of six successful dribbles, Marseille was able to enter the field.
This is in stark contrast to the defensive actions of his parent club, which conceded nine goals in the first three. Premier League games of the season.
Unable to find a net in any of them, he sees Arteta’s side stone at the bottom of the table – and fans now calling for the dismissal of the Spaniard after the last 5-0 humiliation against Manchester City…