Why William Saliba is back at Arsenal’s training ground

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 5:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link640Shares Why William Saliba is back at Arsenal’s training ground William Saliba has been troubled by a groin injury and hasn’t played this season (Picture: Getty)William Saliba has returned to Arsenal’s London Colney training complex to continue his rehabilitation from a groin injury.Arsenal signed the highly-rated 18-year-old for £27million earlier this summer, beating Tottenham to his services but were forced to loan him back to Saint-Etienne as part of the dealThe teenager has been troubled by a groin injury since the end of last season and underwent surgery in August, a procedure that was signed off by Arsenal.‘Saliba had an operation earlier this week. We will take our time with his return,’ said Saint-Etienne coach Ghislain Printant last month.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27million from Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Saliba returned to north London on Friday for the first time since confirmation of his move and did some light ball work, training away from the rest of the first team squad and wearing the No.17 squad number vacated by Alex Iwobi following his transfer to Everton.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal travel to Watford, meanwhile, on Sunday looking to extend a promising start to the new season which has seen them take seven points from 12 available.‘I think we can improve in all situations: offensively and defensively,’ said head coach Unai Emery.‘Really, we have players and we have more options in the next weeks, and I am optimistic that we can work and we can have players to improve in all things, defence and attack.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img

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