Mikel Arteta the manager of Arsenal Football Club has spoken about fitness or lack of it of the club’s top defender, William Saliba as the season gets to the business end.
The French man picked up an injury in the Europa League against Sporting. How long will he be out? How close is he to full fitness? Arteta had this to say.
I do not know. It’s a bit early to do. There is some evolution. He’s doing more activity but he’s not ready yet to throw him into that pitch. He’s not progressing as quick as we hoped. We have to be delicate and we want to be very certain when we push him that he’s ready.
Saliba has played 27 games in the league keeping 12 clean sheets in the process. He solidifies their defense and really is what they miss in recent games they have failed to win. Mikel Arteta and his side have lacked the defensive solidity they have shown previously.
The Mikel Arteta Arsenal dropped a two-goal lead in their last two league games against Liverpool and West Ham, Arsenal are sweating out the rest of the season with Pep’s machine, Manchester City chasing closely behind.