Arsenal outcast William Saliba ‘will accept pay cut to secure St Etienne transfer return’ after being frozen out

ARSENAL outcast William Saliba is reportedly willing to accept a mammoth pay cut to force through a return to St Etienne.

The Daily Mail claims Saliba, 19, is desperate to rejoin his old club on loan this month after failing to make one single appearance under Mikel Arteta.

And the Frenchman is apparently ready to slash his month salary from £160,000 to £90k in order to return home.

Saliba cost Arsenal £27million when he joined from St Etienne in 2019.

He spent the following campaign with the Ligue 1 outfit before finally linking up with Arsenal last summer.

But Saliba was instantly frozen out of the picture and has now made it clear he wants to leave.

The teen has told Arteta he is ready to take a short-term move to keep his Emirates dream alive.

Reports last month claimed Saliba wanted to stay in the UK to help him acclimatise.

And Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven are said to have submitted an enquiry over Christmas.

But Saliba is apparently determined to get back to familiar surroundings with St Etienne.

And with no signs of a chance in the Arsenal first team coming up, the centre-back may well get his wish.

Saliba isn’t the only player in his position facing a blank future, with Sokratis also out in the cold.

David Luiz and Calum Chambers are also said to be sweating over their long-term futures in London.

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