Arsenal's Saliba to join Nice on loan

William Saliba of Arsenal in action during the Papa John's Trophy Second Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal U21 at Plough Lane on December 08, 2020 in Wimbledon, England.

Arsenal defender William Saliba is set to complete a loan move to Nice for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne for £27m in 2019 before being loaned back to the French club.

He has played for Arsenal under-21s but has yet to play for the senior team and there is a desire for the teenager to get more game time.

The French youth international signed a five-year deal with Arsenal and his long-term future remains at the club.

Nice, who are 12th in France's Ligue 1, will pay all of Saliba's wages while he is on loan, which does not include a fee.

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