Arsenal: Coronavirus does have this one positive for the Gunners

Willaim Saliba, Saint-Etienne (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Willaim Saliba, Saint-Etienne (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images) /

The Coronavirus outbreak has put the entire world on halt, but amid all the rough, there is one small positive for Arsenal to take…

The world has paused, and football has paused. Sucks, doesn’t it? Well, it does but we’re doing everything we need to do and before we know it, this will hopefully blow over and life will slowly but surely resume. Arsenal knows this all too well, as they have already begun slowly introducing isolated training.

However, there is already one positive for Arsenal fans to take. According to Sport Witness, William Saliba, who was signed for the Gunners in the summer, will return to the club sooner than expected. This is due to Ligue 1 being declared void and the standings being awarded as the end result.

This is surely excellent news for the Gunners since many fans are excited to see hi play. He is considered a bright prospect for the future and loaning him out straight away was tough to take but it’s what the club had to do.

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They are short of top-quality defenders so hopefully, Saliba can come in and make an instant impact. After all, Pablo Mari wasn’t given much time to do that before the season was called off.

Many defenders have improved tenfold under Mikel Arteta, so Saliba himself will be excited to return to the club he has not played for yet. He was a big investment in the summer but I’m sure it will pay dividends in the long run, since Saliba is known to be a brick wall in Ligue 1.

He will likely partner Shkodran Mustafi or David Luiz heading into next season, both of which have been revelations under the tutelage of the new boss. Learning from experienced professionals will surely help Saliba to nurture into his new role but, in all honesty, the youngster could even teach his new teammates a thing or two.

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Do you think William Saliba has a bright future at Arsenal?