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Arsenal hit back at Saint-Etienne over William Saliba loan collapse

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Arsenal say that Saint-Etienne expected them to be 'financially disadvantaged' in order to extend William Saliba's loan until the closing days of July.

Arsenal have announced that they have failed to agree terms with Saint-Etienne over the loan extension of William Saliba.

Last summer, Arsenal were able to sign Saliba on a permanent basis, first allowing the youngster to spend another campaign in his homeland to aid his development.

In order for the defender to feature in the Coupe de France final on July 24, Arsenal were prepared to reach a resolution with the Ligue 1 outfit.

However, in a statement released on Wednesday morning, the Gunners say that Saint-Etienne were not prepared to meet their requests over fitness plans and contribution of wages.

The statement read: "Despite the loan ending on June 30, we were willing to find a way for William to play in the [French] cup final on July 24, despite having no contractual obligation to do so.

"As William is returning from injury, we asked that Saint-Etienne follow a clear training plan with William in close collaboration with us, to ensure he is fully fit for the start of next season.

"To our surprise we were unable to reach agreement to this plan which was proposed by our medical experts, and we are simply not prepared to risk the welfare of an Arsenal player.

"While it was not our primary concern, and ultimately not relevant as our training plan was not accepted, we also expected not to be financially disadvantaged by extending the loan. This was also not acceptable to St Etienne.

"We know this is a disappointment for William but he understands we are working to protect his long-term interests and those of Arsenal."

Although Saliba is now free to train with Arsenal, the 19-year-old cannot feature in a competitive game until next season.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City3926310102366681
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd411815869393069
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5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3917111164481662
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Southampton40168165361-856
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
11Burnley38159144350-754
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle391111173960-2144
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham401011195164-1341
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
RWatford39910203865-2737
18Aston Villa3998224270-2835
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921
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