William Saliba have returned back to his parents, Arsenal after the cancellation of the French Ligue one. The French Defender signed for the Gunners from Saint-Etienne in a £27m move but was thereafter Loaned back to Saint-Etienne in season long loan.
But due to the Global pandemic which saw many Football Leagues across the world suspended and others cancelled, the French Football Federation after much deliberations and considerations decided to cancel the French Ligue one.
Saliba who is likened to French Compatriot, and Real Madrid’s Central Defender, Raphael Varane for his ability to break up attacking moves and his physicality have been an ever present Squad member at the heart of the Defense for Saint-Etienne, performing impressive displays week in week out.
But his perfect run of form was cut short when he sustained a major injury (Broken Foot Injury) which kept him out of play for many months.
He was then asked to come the Emirates Stadium, where he will be treated and nurse his Injury for him and also familiarize himself with the team’s training ground, facilities, fans, as well as the players in preparation for his final return to the club when his loan deal expires at the end of the Season.
After he recovered successfully from the injury, he went back to Saint-Etienne and he continued his impressive and Excellent display for them. However, the French Ligue one was cancelled even before it ended, officially bringing his loan contract to an End.
And now, he is back at the Emirates Stadium, and he is Officially given the iconic number 4 Jersey but he cannot play for them this season because he was not registered as their player this season.
Recall that the English Premier League was on suspension before due to the Coronavirus pandemic but is set to restart again come 17 of June, 2020. This means he cannot play for the Gunners till next season,when the new season begins again.
Saliba is widely expected to be a major player at that heart of the Gunners Defense come next season to fix their Defensive frailties for them.