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‘Saliba goes straight in but Arsenal still need to add’ – Campbell calls for more defensive signings

William Saliba will go straight into the Arsenal starting XI, says Kevin Campbell, but the Gunners are considered to still be in need of another centre-half.

David Luiz was acquired from London rivals Chelsea in 2019, while Pablo Mari was taken on a short-term deal from Flamengo during the winter transfer window.

It could be that his loan deal is turned into a permanent agreement, with the Spaniard impressing before competitive football shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Big things are also expected of Saliba, with the 19-year-old set to officially complete a switch from St Etienne at the end of the current campaign – having been allowed to spend 2019-20 on loan in his native France.