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Sagna lauds Arsenal’s ‘clever’ treatment of William Saliba

Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has said that the club have not punished William Saliba by sending him out on loan this season. He went on to back the 20-year-old defender to still make his mark at the Emirates. Saliba joined Ligue 1 outfit Nice in January and is yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners after his £27 million ($37m) move from Saint-Etienne in 2019. This action by the club resulted in suggestions that Mikel Arteta does not rate the Frenchman. Regardless, Sagna believes that Saliba will be a key man at the club. In a chat with Goal on whether he was surprised at the player's current situation at the club since he joined Saint-Etienne, Sagna responded: “I’m not surprised because he has joined the best league in the world. Being good in France is totally...