Arsenal fans have demanded that boss under-fire boss Mikel Arteta issue a public apology for sending William Saliba out on loan in the summer.
Arteta made Saliba a outcast after he failed to convince the Gunners boss that he was qualified to play in the Premier League.
He was sent on loan to Marseille during the summer transfer window. There, he impressed many with his performance on the right side of a back three system.
His parent club has had a difficult start in the Premier League season. They have lost three of their initial games.
They have got back on track in the last two weeks though, securing narrow wins over both Norwich City and Burnley.
Martin Odegaard’s first-half free-kick was enough to ensure Arsenal took home all three points from Turf Moor on Saturday.
The Clarets put Arteta’s side under serious pressure for much of the clash though, finishing with more shots and corners than the visitors.
The most worrying aspect of the win was Ben White’s performance against Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Chris Wood.
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He lost possession 12 times, and also nearly played a key role in gifting Burnley an equaliser just after the hour mark.
Matej Vydra capitalized on his backpass, but Anthony Taylor reversed his decision not to give a penalty after Aaron Ramsdale brought down the Burnley player.
Saliba has been a key player in Marseille’s unbeaten start to the season. He has started every game under Jorge Sampaoli.
Gunners fans have been left wondering why Arteta allowed Saliba to leave the Emirates, although temporarily.
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“Saliba is better than this White guy,” one fan tweeted.
“Saliba is far far better than Ben White. Why we gifted Brighton £50M I will never understand,” Another fan wrote.
“Arteta should issue a public apology to Saliba,” A third supporter asked.
“Arsenal really wasted money on Ben White when Saliba was home,” A fourth observer laughed.