Speaking on the subject of his future at Arsenal on TF1, William Saliba (21) confirmed that he would be returning to his parent club this pre-season, dashing Marseille’s hopes of retaining the young French defender.
The former Marseille loanee said, “I belong to Arsenal, and I still have two years there. I will be there for pre-season with Arsenal. I have played zero matches with Arsenal and I want to show them what I’m made of and have the chance to play for the supporters and for this big club.”
He continued, “That doesn’t depend solely on me. In any case, leaving (Arsenal) like that would be a shame.”
The interview with Telefoot brings to an end the speculation about his future. Last month, Marseille President Pablo Longoria had said that it was the desire of both the club and the player that Saliba stayed with Les Phocéens.