Has William Saliba finally arrived back at Arsenal? It looks that way, going by one training photo of Wednesday’s session.
The Gunners splurged £27 million on the French centre-back last summer, before loaning him back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019-20 campaign.
Saliba and Arsenal tried to extend the loan to include last week’s French Cup final defeat by Paris Saint-Germain, but no agreement was struck.
This was known well in advance of the final after the 19-year-old posted a photo of him and his agent in London, enjoying a bite to eat.
But it seems that he has resumed training with his parent club.
One photographer at Arsenal’s training ground on Wednesday took a snap of Ceballos taking a corner but, in the box, stood the imposing, blonde-haired figure of somebody who resembles the big teenager.
Here’s how fans of the North London club reacted on Twitter:
Arsenal finish off their season on Saturday with an FA Cup final against Chelsea, but Saliba is ineligible to face the Blues.