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Arsenal are reportedly set to hand over young defender William Saliba as they close in on a move to Nice for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
The 19-year-old looks like a great prospect after initially impressing in Saint-Etienne before arriving at Arsenal this season, although he has surprisingly been overlooked by manager Mikel Arteta.
Many Arsenal fans would surely love to see Saliba have more playing time considering the lack of quality center-backs at the club, but it looks like he is now ready to leave Emirates Stadium until next season.
According to Good morning, Saliba is undergoing a medical examination with Nice this morning before completing his transfer to the Ligue 1 club for the remainder of this campaign.
The Frenchman should benefit from this experience, but it remains to be seen whether this risky move will backfire for Arsenal.
The Gunners would probably do better to trust Saliba and give him more chances rather than keep using flops like David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi.