Tag: AS Saint-Etienne

William Saliba with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Saliba keen on France loan but could still stay if he gets games

William Saliba is keen to return to France in the January transfer window, but could still choose to stay at Arsenal if Mikel Arteta starts to give him games.
Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele (C) fights for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (L) and Saint-Etienne's French defender Mathieu Debuchy during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on March 1, 2020 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

William Saliba ‘welcome’ to come back to Saint Etienne

Mathieu Debuchy has said they would welcome William Saliba back to Saint Etienne as the youngster awaits his official Arsenal debut.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: William Saliba of Arsenal during the Arsenal training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at London Colney on October 28, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Saint-Etienne have an advantage to sign Arsenal player in January

Saint-Etienne have an advantage in the race to sign William Saliba on loan in January, but AC Milan are also interested, according to a report.
William Saliba chanting with the crowd after the game (Photo via Saint-Etienne on Twitter)

Club release statement after Arsenal transfer breaks down at the last minute

Saint-Etienne released a statement on Tuesday to confirm that whilst they reached an agreement to loan William Saliba this season, it wasn't in time.

New Ligue 1 club emerge in the race to loan William Saliba

Saint-Etienne are pushing to take William Saliba back on loan for the 2020/21 season, according to emerging reports in France.
William Saliba chanting with the crowd after the game (Photo via Saint-Etienne on Twitter)

Saliba returns to France for cup final and to say goodbye

William Saliba is back with Saint-Etienne for the Coupe de France final and a farewell to his teammates, before 'discovering another world' with Arsenal.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Saliba joins training at Arsenal after returning from loan

William Saliba is back training with Arsenal in London after his loan spell with Saint-Etienne, though he's doing individual sessions at the moment.
William Saliba applauding the fans (Photo via Saliba on Instagram)

Defender says emotional goodbye to his old club as he prepares to join up...

William Saliba said an emotional goodbye to Saint-Etienne on Friday, as he prepares to leave the club and join up with Arsenal.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: William Saliba of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Saint-Etienne boss confirms William Saliba's status for their cup final

William Saliba won't play for Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain later this month, according to head coach Claude Puel.
William Saliba against AS Monaco (Photo via Twitter)

William Saliba set to miss cup final as Arsenal and Saint-Etienne still can't agree

William Saliba won't play for Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba gestures during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on October 20, 2019, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP / Getty Images)

Conflicting reports over William Saliba Saint-Etienne loan extension

We still have no confirmation over whether William Saliba can play in the Coupe de France final for Saint-Etienne, with multiple conflicting reports in the media.
William Saliba applauding the fans (Photo via Saliba on Instagram)

No agreement as William Saliba's Saint-Etienne journey over

Arsenal and Saint-Etienne were unable to reach an agreement over William Saliba despite all parties seemingly wanting the teenager to play in the French cup final.
William Saliba against AS Monaco (Photo via Twitter)

Arsenal and Saint-Etienne reopen negotiations over Saliba loan extension

Arsenal are back in talks with Saint-Etienne over William Saliba featuring in the Coupe de France final, but the Gunners are holding firm in their stance.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: William Saliba of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Why Arsenal could make surprising u-turn to keep player happy

There's still a chance William Saliba returns to Saint-Etienne for the Coupe de France final despite their falling out with Arsenal, according to reports.
William Saliba back in training via ASSE

Mikel Arteta gives his stance on William Saliba extending his loan

Arsenal have an agreement with Saint-Etienne for William Saliba to play in the Coupe de France final next month, according to Mikel Arteta.
William Saliba applauding the fans (Photo via Saliba on Instagram)

How much will Arsenal pay their £27m signing per week?

Arsenal signed William Saliba last summer but he will arrive ahead of the new season as an actual new player and he isn't coming cheap.
Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adil Aouchiche celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Cup football match between Linas-Montlhery and Paris Saint-Germain on January 5, 2020 at the Stade Bobin in Bondoufle, south of Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

17yo Arsenal target admits he wants move

Adil Aouchiche, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, has reportedly told PSG that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adil Aouchiche celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Cup football match between Linas-Montlhery and Paris Saint-Germain on January 5, 2020 at the Stade Bobin in Bondoufle, south of Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal target pushing to leave PSG but also in talks with Ligue 1 club

Adil Aouchiche is in talks with Saint-Etienne and strongly considering leaving Paris Saint-Germain, amid links to Arsenal.
Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adil Aouchiche celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Cup football match between Linas-Montlhery and Paris Saint-Germain on January 5, 2020 at the Stade Bobin in Bondoufle, south of Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal still in the race for talented teenager after reports of medical

Adil Aouchiche did visit the Saint-Etienne training facilities on Friday, but not to finalise a move to the club, according to reports.
NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 20: Adil Aouchiche of Paris plays the ball during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nuernberg and Paris Saint-German at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 20, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal target undergoes medical with Ligue 1 club - but it's not over yet

Arsenal-linked PSG teenager Adil Aouchiche held a medical at Saint-Etienne on Friday, though he hasn't made a final decision on his next club.
Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba gestures during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on October 20, 2019, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP / Getty Images)

Arsenal could face legal battle over €2.5m Saliba clause

Arsenal could be set for a legal battle over a bonus clause in their contract with Saint-Etienne for the transfer of William Saliba, according to reports in France.
Saint-Etienne's French defender Wesley Fofana (front) vies with Epinal's French forward Mickael Biron during the French Cup quarter-final football match between SAS Epinal and AS Saint-Etienne at Marcel Picot stadium in Tomblaine, northeastern France on February 13, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal interested in signing 2nd centre-back from Saint-Etienne along with Saliba

Arsenal are showing an interest in Wesley Fofana, hoping to sign the centre-back from Saint-Etienne along with William Saliba, according to reports in France.
Marseille's Argentinian forward Dario Benedetto (L) vies for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Marseille (OM) on February 5, 2020, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)

William Saliba leads Europe's top-5 leagues in this encouraging statistic

William Saliba didn't commit a single foul from an attempted tackle in Ligue 1 this season, giving him a unique record among Europe's top five leagues.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: William Saliba of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

French media provide update on Saliba's chances to feature with Arsenal this season

William Saliba can't play for Arsenal this season but could train with his new teammates after the cancellation of Ligue 1, according to reports in France.
William Saliba with Saint-Etienne against Bordeaux (Photo via Asse.fr)

Arsenal's Saliba involved in VAR incident as he helps 10-man Saint-Etienne to a draw

After reaching the Coupe de France final in midweek, William Saliba and Saint-Etienne faced Bordeaux back in Ligue 1 at the weekend.
The Saint-Etienne squad celebrating their semi-final win (Photo via Saint-Etienne on Twitter)

Saliba helps Saint-Etienne reach cup final: Match report and quotes from the player

William Saliba helped Saint-Etienne progress to the final of the Coupe de France on Thursday, despite a first-half mistake.
Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele (C) fights for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (L) and Saint-Etienne's French defender Mathieu Debuchy during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on March 1, 2020, at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP / Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee William Saliba was a 'rock' in defence against Olympique Lyonnais

William Saliba continued his increasingly positive run of form against Lyon on Sunday, but he still ended up on the losing side of the derby.
Epinal's French defender David Luvualu (L) vies with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba during the French Cup quarter-final football match between SAS Epinal and AS Saint-Etienne at Marcel Picot stadium in Tomblaine, northeastern France on February 13, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP)

Arsenal loanee wins MOTM award with strong display: Match report and video highlights

William Saliba put in a Man of the Match performance against Stade de Reims in a draw for Saint-Etienne over the weekend.
Montpellier's French defender Junior Sambia (L) fights for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou (C) and Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) during the French L1 football match between Montpellier (MHSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on February 9, 2020 at the Mosson stadium in Montpellier, southern France.

Saliba & St-Etienne situation worsens with another defeat

William Saliba was helpless to prevent Saint-Etienne slipping to another defeat over the weekend, this time succumbing to Stade Brestois.
Montpellier's French defender Junior Sambia (L) fights for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou (C) and Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) during the French L1 football match between Montpellier (MHSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on February 9, 2020 at the Mosson stadium in Montpellier, southern France.

William Saliba provides update on his fitness and answers question on Arsenal

William Saliba believes he's still getting back to full fitness, and he's focusing fully on Saint-Etienne until the end of the season.
Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba gestures during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on October 20, 2019, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP / Getty Images)

William Saliba a 'bright spot' amid a St Etienne mess says French journalist

William Saliba put in another impressive performance for his side against Montpellier but itw as not enough to stop them going down 1-0 on Sunday.
Marseille's Argentinian forward Dario Benedetto (L) vies for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Marseille (OM) on February 5, 2020, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)

Individual player report: Saliba shows improvement despite defeat to Marseille

William Saliba gave an improved individual performance against Marseille on Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough to avoid a second consecutive defeat.
Monaco's French forward Wissam Ben Yedder (C) vies with Saint-Etienne's french defender William Saliba (L) and Saint-Etienne's French defender Wesley Fofana (R) during the French Cup football match between Monaco and Saint-Etienne at the "Louis II" stadium in Monaco on January 28, 2020. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)

"He's a great player": Debuchy and Cabaye praise Arsenal loanee

Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye praised William Saliba this week, after the centre-back's return from injury with Saint-Etienne.
Metz' Senegalese forward Habib Diallo (L) vies with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba during the French L1 football match between Metz (FCM) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Saint Symphorien Stadium in Longeville-les-Metz, eastern France, on February 2, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP)

Saint-Etienne journalist reviews William Saliba's first defeat of the season

William Saliba started in his first defeat of the 2019/20 campaign, losing 3-1 to Metz on Sunday.
Monaco's French forward Wissam Ben Yedder (C) vies with Saint-Etienne's french defender William Saliba (L) and Saint-Etienne's French defender Wesley Fofana (R) during the French Cup football match between Monaco and Saint-Etienne at the "Louis II" stadium in Monaco on January 28, 2020. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)

Saliba compares clean sheets to goals after fantastic first game post-injury

William Saliba made his comeback to the Saint-Etienne team against AS Monaco in the French Cup on Tuesday night, keeping a clean sheet.
Oleksandria's Ukranian forward Artem Sitalo (L) fights for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) during the Europa League Group I football match between Saint-Etienne and FC Oleksandriya at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne, on October 24, 2019. (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP / Getty Images)

French media confirm William Saliba set for first start after injury

William Saliba will make his first start for Saint-Etienne after injury on Tuesday night, after returning to the squad over the weekend.
Bordeaux's French forward Jimmy Briand (C) vies with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (L) and Saint-Etienne's French defender Wesley Fofana (R) during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on October 20, 2019, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP / Getty Images)

William Saliba returns from injury in squad facing Nimes

William Saliba returned to the Saint-Etienne squad to face Nimes Olympique on Saturday, after recovering from injury.
William Saliba back in training via ASSE

Date set for William Saliba's return

William Saliba is back in full training with Saint-Etienne after injury, and he's ready to play against Nimes Olympique this weekend.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Ornstein discusses Arsenal's chances of recalling William Saliba this month

David Ornstein confirmed reports of William Saliba undergoing testing with Arsenal this week, before discussing the chances of an early return from loan.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Saliba underwent testing by Arsenal doctors this week

William Saliba visited Arsenal for testing by club doctors this week, which is why he didn't feature in Saint-Etienne's squad at the weekend.