Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta changes William Saliba transfer plan despite Europa League snub | Football | Sport
Arteta explained last month why Saliba had not played a single minute so far this season.
“For many reasons, that wasn’t the transition year that he needed because he had a lot of injuries, some personal issues and also with Covid and the French league getting cancelled, he didn’t have that year,” Arteta said.
“He needs that year of transition and we are trying to make the right decisions for him to give him the best transitional year to have the player we want in our future.”
Arsenal have won three of their opening four Premier League games of the season.