It still looks like William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes will be the long term future of Arsenal’s defence, but the fans may need to wait another season to see them in action.
Saliba is still young and raw so you can understand that Mikel Arteta may not be looking to risk him straight away, so another season in Ligue 1 might be the best thing for his development.
Reports are emerging from France which suggest Rennes are looking to take him on loan, so at least he would get a taste of Champions League football too:
It will be a shame for the fans who were hoping to see the youngster in action but it’s clear that he’s not going to get too many chances this season at The Emirates.
He still has the raw tools that could lead to him becoming a top class defender, but he just needs games to develop at this point.