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Mikel Arteta Coy On The Role William Saliba Will Play Next Season At Arsenal

Arsenal's teenage defender William Saliba is set to rejoin the club upon the expiry of his short-term loan deal at Ligue 1 side Nice where he has been a mainstay in the starting lineup since swapping London for Paris.

David Luiz's departure from the club has been confirmed by Arsenal's boss Mikel Arteta in his press conference ahead of the gunners match at the Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace with the manager claiming to be saddened with the center back leaving.

There are calls from Arsenal supporters to thrust William Saliba into the first team when he returns as fans feel he could be the missing link in the puzzle their manager is trying to assemble.

Arteta was however coy on the role Saliba will play next season when he was asked if the teenage center-back could be the replacement for the former Chelsea defender David Luiz.

"That is a decision we are going to be taking in the summer. He is our player so he will be back here for sure and after that we will make the decision based on the agreement of the role he is going to play in the squad.”Mikel said.

Their are reports that the gunners could move to bring in a new central defender in the summer and have already looked at Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo as a possible addition to their squad.

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