Arsenal news: William Saliba slams Mikel Arteta again during an interview
William Saliba was only 18 years old when he signed for the club in a £27m from Saint-Etienne.
Arsenal did not consider him ready at that point as he goes back to Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan.
After the impression in France, we looked forward to him challenging for a first-team spot this season.
However, that never happened.
Mikel Arteta then assumed that William Salibu wasn’t prepared.
After several months of showing up for the U23s, William Saliba was sent out on loan to Nice in January.
The French footballer has for long become normal for Les Aiglons and has also impressed in Ligue 1 once again.
William Saliba is not happy with Mikel Arteta’s treatment of him
Despite his young age, it is obvious that William Saliba has not been happy with the kind of treatment Mikel Arteta gives to him.
Last month, per the Daily Star, William Saliba said:
“The coach immediately told me that I was not ready. I would have at least liked to have a chance to rediscover my rhythm.”
And in current interviews now, the French footballer has once again attacked Mikel Arteta for judging him too fast.
Here is what William Saliba said speaking on RMC’s ‘Top of the Foot’ show, per the Mirror:
“It is clear that so much has changed in the last year.”
He further mentioned:
“When I saw that the coach changed a lot changed for me too. In this year there has been a lot of change. He judged me on 2 and a half matches.
I would have liked for him to play me more. But he told me I wasn’t ready.”
“I was waiting for him to give me a chance, but football is like that. When I initially came to Arsenal the league looked very good.
So I showed up to training and wanted to train on my own to show the coach I was ready.”
“I am happy, I want to play for Nice. The idea when you are part of a team is a better feeling for me.”
Well, it is really obvious that William Saliba feels like he was not really treated fairly at Arsenal.
However, as a professional, he should have just kept calm than speaking out so much to the press and allow his performances to do the talking on the pitch.