Defender William Saliba leaves Arsenal FC on loan to join Ligue 1 club Nice. For the rest of the season, the 19-year-old will return to France, the Gunners have reported.
The move is intended to give more game time to Saliba, who has only played two games in the EFL Trophy this season and was sent off against AFC Wimbledon in December. Edu, the technical director of Arsenal, said, “We are confident he will have a great career with us, but we must not forget he is only 19 and still has a long way to go. William experienced a very difficult time last year with his playing time limited by injuries and the early end of the Ligue 1 season due to the pandemic. ” “In July 2019, Saliba joined Arsenal from St Etienne and spent the season 2019/20 on loan at the club.