William Saliba complains about being ‘locked up’ at Arsenal on Matteo Guendouzi’s Instagram post as Gunners crisis continues December 15, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
William Saliba wrote that he feels ‘locked up’ by Mikel Arteta on social media in another bitter blow to the struggling Arsenal boss.
The Gunners’ torrid season dropped to a new low on Sunday evening as Granit Xhaka was dismissed for a moment of madness and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an own goal to send Burnley on their way to their first ever victory at the Emirates Stadium.
It was Arsenal’s fourth home defeat in a row and further mounted the ever-growing pressure on Arteta, whose side now sit precariously in 15th after 12 matches.
Unlike Mesut Ozil, Saliba has been included in Arsenal’s squad for the Premier League and many have questioned why he has not been handed a chance given the north London club’s frailties at the back.
He drew praise for his performance in the EFL Trophy fixture against Wimbledon last week, though he was sent off for two yellow cards late on.
However, he has done himself no favours with an Instagram comment posted on Sunday.
Saliba posted a series of fire emojis on a picture posted by Gunners outcast Matteo Guendouzi, who was celebrating his first goal while on loan at Hertha Berlin.
Nicolas Pepe, who was suspended for the defeat by Burnley, replied: “That’s you problem, you comment on everything.”
Saliba then replied: “Hahaha I’m sending well wishes to the brother who was locked up like me.”
The 19-year-old quickly deleted the comment, but Guendouzi’s direct response remained up.
“We’re together, my little brother,” he responded.
Arteta hinted that the teenager could be given a run in the side in the near future.
“It’s something that we are discussing at the moment,” said the Arsenal boss. “The best thing for us to do. It will be decided soon.”