Date: 27th July 2019 at 7:07am
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Arsenal surprised the footballing world by announcing a double signing on Thursday with joining on loan alongside who will be sent back to Saint-Etienne for the duration of next season. However, the latter’s arrival has caused quite the stir amongst the Arsenal fanbase.

The Gunners defensive problems were well-established at times last season, resulting in many supporters booing centre-back during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. The signing of a new defender hasn’t gone down well as the 18-year-old won’t be making an impact at the club for at least a season.

A number of took to Twitter to share their thoughts with one labelling the the most stupid signing ever because the club needs defensive options now not next season. Others asked the club if they could get some real signings, begging the club to buy some defenders for next season already.

Another member of support said the club still needed another centre-back and demanded they sold Mustafi. Though, some supporters were a bit more positive with one stating that although she was gutted that Saliba wasn’t joining straight away, it was a good thing he chose Arsenal over anyone else.

Saliba has only played 19 professional games in his career, all of which came last season and he only signed his first professional contract in May 2018.

You can read the best of the reaction over the signing of Saliba below: