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Arsenal chief Sanllehi: Saliba will be a 10-year player for us

Arsenal sports director Raul Sanllehi has explained sending new signing William Saliba back to St Etienne.

Saliba has signed for the Gunners, but will play this new season on-loan with ASSE.

Sanllehi said, "We are delighted with this loan because the level of intensity and demand is very strong in the Premier League.

"William Saliba is probably still a bit young to play right now. We must protect this young talent. We think it is good for him to continue his training in a less demanding championship, we will then have a top defender for a decade.

"He realised that this loan is the perfect solution for the evolution of his career."

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