William Saliba willing to give up £90k-a-month to quit Arsenal in January

William Saliba willing to give up £90k-a-month to quit Arsenal in January

William Saliba is reportedly willing to give up £ 90,000 a month to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window.

William Saliba is reportedly willing to give up £ 90,000 a month to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window.

Saliba has not played a single game for Arsenal since signing from Saint Etienne.

And according to the Mirror, the 19-year-old is set to leave in the January transfer window to change that.

Arsenal disbursed £ 27 million for the center-back in the summer of 2019 before returning him to Saint Etienne for the season.

But he did not play as much football in Ligue 1 as Mikel Arteta would have liked due to injuries and the coronavirus pandemic.

Having assessed Saliba’s ability when he returned to the North Londoners this summer, Arteta decided that he was not at the level required to play for Arsenal.

As a result, the teenager was left out of the Gunners’ Premier League and Europa League squads and was left in reserve.

And it is said that Saliba is unhappy with the situation and wants to leave on loan in January.

Saint Etienne has been linked again after they flopped on a new move to relinquish it for the second time this summer.

But given Saliba’s excellent contract at Arsenal, they cannot pay his salary.

However, the youngster is said to be willing to give up £ 90,000 a month in order to play again.

He is said to make around £ 40,000 a week, so he would say goodbye to more than half of his current earnings.

In November, Arteta said: “I am fed up with the situation because, as you can see, we have tried to find a way in recent days to give him a little football.

“I explained that I needed that transitional year when we decided to buy it and ship it on loan to Saint-Etienne.

“For many reasons, that didn’t happen – he didn’t have that transition year and he needs to go through it.

“At the moment, with the number of centers we have in the team, we had to leave him out of the squad, which is painful.

“Now we have some injuries and we could have used it, but this is part of the profession.”

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