Saliba, who has expressed his wish to go back to Marseille next year and play in the Champions League, signed for Arsenal in 2019 for £27m from St Etienne but has yet to play a competitive game for the club.
The 21 year-old centre back has spent all but half a season since joining on loan back in France with St Etienne, Nice and Marseille.
Mikel Arteta is adamant French defender William Saliba will return to Arsenal next season
The 21-year-old wants to go back to Marseille next year and play in the Champions League
Saliba’s Marseille displays helped them finish second and him win his first senior France caps, be named Ligue 1’s young player of the season and in the team of the year.
Arteta said: ‘He has to come back. He has the experience and environment to be competitive with us. We made the right decision [to loan him out].
‘If he had stayed with us this year with Ben White and Gabriel, he would not have had half the playing time he had with Marseille.