• 19-year-old will spend rest of season at Ligue 1 club
  • Saliba not named in Arsenal’s Premier League squad

William Saliba will join Nice on loan for the rest of this season in a move Arsenal hope will galvanise the £27m signing’s career.

Nice, who currently sit 12th in Ligue 1, will cover the centre-back’s wages and are not required to pay a loan fee. There is currently no provision for a permanent move, with Arsenal still determined that the 19-year-old has a future in north London.

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