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Arsenal keen to bring forward William Saliba arrival?

Arsenal to bring in Saliba early?
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Arsenal are reportedly considering whether to bring Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba to the Emirates Stadium in January, rather than in the summer.

Arsenal may reportedly approach Saint-Etienne about pushing forward the transfer of William Saliba.

Earlier this year, Arsenal agreed a deal to sign the centre-back at the end of the season, providing him with an extra 12 months of first-team football in Ligue 1.

However, at a time when the 18-year-old has made just seven appearances for the French outfit, Arsenal have had their own issues at the back.

According to The Mirror, the Gunners are prepared to hold negotiations over bringing the prospect to the Emirates Stadium at the beginning of 2020.

While the injury sustained by Calum Chambers appears to have triggered the idea, newly-appointed boss Mikel Arteta is also keen to work with the teenager as soon as possible.

Arsenal currently sit in 12th position in the Premier League table, 11 points adrift of the top four.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

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