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Arsenal transfer round-up: Damning verdict on William Saliba future

Arsenal chiefs are having to accept that William Saliba’s future at the club looks bleak under Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard inherited the Frenchman after he was signed by Unai Emery last summer.

But the Gunners boss was keen to bring in his own players in the summer which has seen Saliba lose out.

Arteta did not secure all his targets however which may see him look to do business come January.

It is well documented that an attacking midfielder was on Arsenal’s shopping list which has led to their interest in Dominik Szoboszlai.

Here are the latest transfer rumours coming out of the Emirates.

William Saliba is yet to play under Mikel Arteta

Saliba no chance

Arsenal chiefs have reportedly accepted there is ‘no future’ for William Saliba at the club so long as Mikel Arteta is in charge.

The £27million defender is yet to make a single appearance for the Gunners after returning from a one-year loan spell back at Saint-Etienne.

Saliba was thought to be in line for a regular role in Arteta’s side this season, but the Arsenal boss feels the centre-back still needs a “transition year” to get him up to speed.

The 19-year-old only made 17 appearances for Saint-Etienne last season – less than Arsenal expected.

He could now be sent on loan in January, but Eurosport report Saliba faces a battle to realise his Arsenal dream while Arteta is at the helm.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - NOVEMBER 15: Dominik Szoboszlai of Hungary gestures during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Hungary and Serbia at Puskas Arena on November 15, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images)
Dominik Szoboszlai could be on his way out of Red Bull Salzburg

Leipzig win Szoboszlai race

Arsenal look set to lose out in the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai.

The Hungarian had been heavily linked with a switch to the Gunners, but it now appears as if he will join RB Leipzig.

The German club have a strong association with Salzburg due to their shared ownership.

Several players have the switch to Leipzig from the Austrian outfit and according to reports Szoboszlai will be next

Arteta eyes £23m Brazilian

Palmeiras forward Gabriel Veron is on Arteta’s radar according to reports.

The Brazilian, who is an U17 World Cup winner, is also of interest to Manchester United and Juventus.

Veron, who is valued at £23m, can play anywhere across the forward line which makes him a valuable asset.

Arsenal have struggled for goals this season and may seek to add firepower sooner rather than later.




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