William Saliba picked up a lower back injury against Sporting in the Europa League on the 16th March and hasn’t featured for Arsenal since. Here is the latest…
He most recently missed the game against Crystal Palace before the international break begun.
The question on every Arsenal fans mind is when will the French defender be back in action? Especially with the massive title clash against Manchester City just over a month away…
Speaking on the National World YouTube channel, Chris Wheatley has been discussing William Saliba and the recent injury he picked up which forced him to pull out of the France squad, and there are growing concerns around how long the defender will be out of action for.
Chris Wheatley on William Saliba…
“Erling Haaland is the man in form at the moment and William Saliba is the man you want on the pitch to handle him. There’s a long way before that game, April 26th is when Arsneal travel to City to play that massive game at the Etihad. There is an expectancy that Saliba will be ready for that game. It’s a month away from being played so there’s plenty of time for Saliba to recover from his injury.”
Chris says William Saliba is expected to be back before the game against Manchester City on the 26th April, however doesn’t rule out an earlier return date for the Frenchman.
It’s also been widely reported that William Saliba & Bukayo Saka are close to agreeing new long-term contracts at the club. With both players being an integral part of the Arsenal squad this season, it’s no surprise Mikel Arteta has made it a priority to get both signed down to a new deal.
Bukayo Saka is set to become Arsenal’s highest paid player at just 21-years-old, however after his performances this season, he absolutely deserves it.
Chris Wheatley has the latest on their contract situation…
“I think you put it in good words there, it seems sealed and it is all but sealed. Bukayo Saka is set to put pen to paper on that new long-term deal very shortly. It’s all agreed on Saka’s side, it’s all agreed on Arsenal’s side. It’s just a matter of time before it is confirmed.
Bukayo Saka is going to become Arsenal’s highest paid player. Saliba, we’re expecting him to sign a new long-term deal very soon. Again, it’s a matter of time before that is completed. Saliba wants to stay at the club so there’s no real surprise that he’s going to put pen to paper. He’s someone Mikel Arteta really values.
He’s come into the team and cemented that spot alongside Gabriel, great news again for Arsenal as William Saliba and Bukayo Saka are set to put pen to paper on new long-term deals, Saka is all agreed and Saliba very close.”
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