Arsenal agreed a deal to sign promising defender William Saliba in the summer.
The one condition was that the Gunners loaned him back to Saint Etienne for the year.
It may turn out to be a sacrifice worth making.
The France under-21 star has been playing on a regular basis in Ligue 1 and remains a fan favourite for his club.
He helped his side to a 1-0 victory at the weekend, over Laurent Koscielny's Bordeaux.
Saint Etienne posted a picture of Saliba on their Twitter account after the victory.
Due to popular demand, a picture of King William having a sunday walk with his best friend. pic.twitter.com/7QFlHpT7IV— ASSE English (@ASSE_english) October 20, 2019
Arsenal supporters were delighted to see their incoming defender continue to make a good impression.
Defence is a big priority for the Gunners to improve and Saliba will make them better.
Arsenal just have to be patient over the 18-year-old.
He is the king indeed— Orji Matthias (@matthias_orji) October 20, 2019
Better than Van Dijk. Can't wait to see him in the Premier league— Zues (@LionZues) October 20, 2019
Our Rolls-Royce— Havi Gooner⚪ (@HavighurstCal11) October 20, 2019
King Saliba— SMITH (@cooldeejaysmith) October 21, 2019
Saliba- Upamecano partnership in 2020— Hassan Cisse (@HassanCisse_) October 21, 2019
I like that "King William"— MJH™ (@MJHassanmmr) October 21, 2019
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