The Evening Standard

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta tells William Saliba to extend Saint-Etienne spell: ‘He needs to stay there’

June 30, 2020

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta believes William Saliba should extend his loan with Saint-Etienne so he can play in next month’s Coupe de France final.

The defender joined the Gunners last summer for a fee of around £27million, but he was loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the season.

Ligue 1 was cancelled in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Coupe de France final between Saint-Etienne and Paris-Saint Germain has been rescheduled for July 24.