Tiger Fighting, October 17th. In an interview with the "Team Daily", Saint-Etienne coach Pierre talked about Arsenal defender Saliba. He expressed dissatisfaction with Arsenal's treatment of Saliba and said that Etienne is more like Saliba's home.
Arsenal spent 30 million euros in the summer window of 2019 to bring in Saliba from Saint-Etienne. He returned to the team on loan last season. Before the deadline for the summer window of this season, Saliba is also expected to return to Saint-Etienne on loan, but he did not submit the documents within the specified time at the last moment.
It was also reported that Saliba may join the English Championship club on loan, but Arteta announced that Saliba would stay with the team. In Arsenal's previous Europa League squad for the new season, Saliba was not selected.
Since joining the Gunners, Saliba has only played once for the Arsenal U23 team and has not played for the Gunners first team.
Saint-Etienne coach Pierre is disturbed by Arsenal's treatment of Saliba. He is worried that the club's short-term strategy may cause harm to Saliba's long-term development.
"This is a short-term consideration, even for a young player. For a good player like Saliba, I wish all the best, but he has not been selected for Arsenal’s Europa League squad, if not for financial reasons. Consider, where is this logic?"
"He wants to join us very much. Saint-Etienne is a bit like family and friends to him. He will adapt here immediately. If all the conditions are met, then he will return. This must be related to our financial status and his Consistent with the contract, especially in terms of management."