William Saliba will spend at least six weeks on the sidelines after undergoing has an operation to fix the adductor issue that has troubled him since the end of last season.
The centre-back, who signed for Arsenal in a £27 million deal this summer before returning to Saint-Etienne on loan, missed the opening weekend of the new Ligue 1 campaign despite making an appearance in a pre-season friendly against Newcastle on 3 August.
William Saliba has undergone an operation following an adductor muscle injury, in agreement with parent club Arsenal. He will be out of action for at least 6 weeks for St Étienne.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 16, 2019
Speaking ahead of his side’s game with Brest, coach Ghislain Printant revealed: “Saliba had an operation earlier this week. We will take our time with his return.”
Arsenal are said to have signed-off on the procedure. While it doesn’t affect our immediate plans for the 18-year-old, it’s obviously a slight concern that hes gone under the knife.
Here’s hoping he makes a swift recovery and starts to get games under his belt before Christmas. We’re counting on him building his experience os senior football in the next 12 months before re-joining us for next year.