William Saliba upset with Arsenal over French Cup final decision

first_img Arteta speaks to press after Arsenal thrash Norwich 4-0To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArteta speaks to press after Arsenal thrash Norwich 4-0https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-speaks-press-arsenal-thrash-norwich-4-0-2202798/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: 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 CityArsenal are also said to have demanded Saint-Etienne waive the €2.5m (£2.2m) bonus they are due to pay if Saliba started the final.L’Equipe are reporting that there is still hope that Arsenal and Saint-Etienne could restart negotiations due to Saliba’s desire to play against PSG.However, an agreement would need to be reached by July 9.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Arsenal wanted William Saliba to return to England for medical tests before the Coupe de France final (Getty Images)According to BUT! in France, Saliba was desperate to play for Saint-Etienne in the final and his ‘disappointment is immense’ after Arsenal failed to reach an agreement.The report claims that Saliba is upset with Arsenal’s decision and the defender has already directed his unhappiness towards the Gunners’ managing director Vinai Venkatesham.Arsenal were reportedly adamant that Saliba reported back to their training ground this weekend for medical examinations which would be stretched out over the next 10 days. The Gunners also requested a second medical a week before Coupe de France final, a term which Saint-Etienne are refusing to accept. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jul 2020 10:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img William Saliba is desperate to play in the French Cup final with Saint-Etienne (Getty Images)William Saliba is angry with Arsenal over their failure to reach an agreement with Saint-Etienne which would allow him to play in the French Cup final later this month, according to reports in France.The 19-year-old was signed by the Gunners in a £27 million deal last year but he remained on loan at Saint-Etienne for another season.The Ligue 1 campaign was ended due to the coronavirus pandemic in April but Saint-Etienne are still due to play Paris-Saint Germain in the Coupe de France final on July 24.Saliba was expected to play in that match, with Mikel Arteta claiming last week that the centre-back had ‘earned the right’ to remain with Saint-Etienne for one more game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Arsenal and Saint-Etienne both confirmed this week that an agreement for Saliba has not been reached, while the French club slammed the Gunners for their ‘unacceptable sports and financial conditions’.Arsenal responded by claiming that Saint-Etienne were unwilling to follow a specialised training plan for Saliba as he has struggled with injuries this season. William Saliba upset with Arsenal over French Cup final decision Advertisementlast_img

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