William Saliba is not consistent enough for Arsenal first-team, says Silvestre as he casts doubt over his future

FORMER Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre believes William Saliba wants ANOTHER mortgage spell away from the Emirates as he isn’t able to function on the highest stage.

The 21-year-old, presently on the books at Marseille, has been shipped off on mortgage 3 times since arriving in 2019 from Saint-Etienne.

ReutersArsenal defender WIlliam Saliba has impressed throughout his mortgage spell at Marseille[/caption]

PA:Press AssociationFormer Gunners centre-back Mikael Silvestre believes Saliba wants one other mortgage spell away[/caption]

Saliba is but to make his first workforce debut for the Gunners, however followers are hopeful he might be given his likelihood subsequent season having impressed at Stade Velodrome.

He has featured in 47 video games in all competitions – serving to Marseille as much as second within the Ligue 1 desk.

His kind earned him his France senior debut in March, however along with his contract up in two years, there are fears he could possibly be bought completely if he isn’t in Mikel Arteta’s plans.

Atletico Madrid are believed to be eyeing up a swoop for the youngster, with Diego Simeone an enormous admirer of his.

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Arsenal are understood to be keen to open talks with the centre-back over a contract extension.

Nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not Saliba will pen recent time period having admitted he would be happy to stay at Marseille for another campaign.

And now Silvestre, who performed for Arsenal between 2008-2020, is of the opinion that one other mortgage transfer might show key in his improvement.

Talking to Genting Casino, he mentioned: “In the event you have a look at Gabriel and Ben White, I feel that ought to be the partnership for subsequent season. If Saliba is available in, he might be a back-up.

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“He’s nonetheless younger and I’d be tempted to offer him one other yr on mortgage so he can grow to be much more constant.

“He has improved on this mortgage, however there have been some video games the place he wasn’t at his finest stage.

“To develop and to grow to be a giant a part of Arsenal for the long run, for those who put him on the bench after taking part in a full season for Marseille, that may be a backwards step in his improvement.

“They have to make a big decision on his future.”

Saliba has already warned Arteta earlier that he cannot be a bench player if he’s reintroduced again into his squad.

FORMER Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre believes William Saliba wants ANOTHER mortgage spell away from the Emirates as he isn’t able to function on the highest stage. The 21-year-old, presently on the books at Marseille, has been shipped off on mortgage 3 times since arriving in 2019 from Saint-Etienne. Saliba is but to make hisPremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar