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08 Oct 2020 13:18:13
Sokratis Saliba and Ozil left out of the Europa league squad.
So we are basically paying £350k a week for ozil to do nothing. and we've paid £27m for saliba to do the same. crazy.

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08 Oct 2020 16:11:29
That is crazy. Can't work out why they left saliba out. Also one of the gks went out on loan today just after we registered him in this.

{Ed047's Note - Saliba makes no sense at all! 🤦‍♂️

08 Oct 2020 17:02:17
Maybe we pissed him off more than we thought when refusing him back for St Etienne game ( both sides maybe at fault) . He`s 19 doesn`t speak the language well and demotivated? However not sure if he can`t speak the language how a loan to championship going to help . A pre Arteta buy too! My guess is we are going 433 with the partey buy and Arteta feels others better suited at the moment COYG.

{Ed047's Note - just seems weird, he had a great game in the U’23’s a few weeks back so just assumed he was getting up to speed.

The mystery continues! 🤣

08 Oct 2020 17:43:03
Training with the first team and Europa league games would have been best option . Sure Gabriel could speak french to him and Luiz having been in Paris! Holding not so sure 😂COYG.

{Ed047's Note - my thoughts to, maybe it’s just a numbers thing with Mustafi now back training with the first team.

08 Oct 2020 18:12:58
I'm reading that he needs a year (which he wasn't able to complete at St Etienne because of injury and the lockdown break) . Sort of makes sense so he gets games and comes back when some players are offloaded next summer. hopefully he can see the merits of this and not feel rejected.

{Ed047's Note - I recall Arteta talking about integrating him slowly into the set up now you say that Sally and I’m thinking there is no way MA won’t have explained that all to him.

08 Oct 2020 18:37:32
What an odd set up, most bizarre.

08 Oct 2020 20:31:07
Maybe Saliba refused to take a pay cut as his contact would have been negotiated last summer when we first signed him? Anything is possible under the current regime.

08 Oct 2020 21:53:32
Saliba beibg left out is really odd. As much as i faulted wenger over many things, I always liked that he played the youngsters in the cups and Europa league. Arteta doesn't seem to be taking risks with young players. I don't think that approach is good. We should let young players develop and make mistakes. I am sure we can afford to let saliba make mistakes against the likes of dundalk.

08 Oct 2020 22:13:48
To be fair Punani mate I quite like the fact that Arteta takes all completions seriously and fields a strong side in every competition. City and Chelsea always try and win the league cup and did so in their title winning seasons also.
I think the idea is to create a consistent and constant winning mentality rather than asking the players to switch it on and off on command.

09 Oct 2020 01:10:15
Saliba is still highly likely to go out on loan that’s why he’s been left out of the squad it’s that simple.

09 Oct 2020 19:24:16
Think it could be he was signed before we got Gabriel and instead of blooding in both hell ease saliba in next year after Gabriel is settled in.

{Ed047's Note - I think 337 has got it spot on to be fair. We can forget all the conspiracies 😉🤣



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