Arsenal news: First summer transfer verified as William Saliba worries arise.

Arsenal news: First summer transfer verified as William Saliba worries arise.

It is Arsenal’s crunch moment and nearly their biggest night of the season.

The Gunners travel to face Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Wednesday, following three consecutive draws, the most recent of which was Friday’s 3-3 spectacle against rock-bottom Southampton.

Mikel Arteta is endeavoring to keep his team’s emotions in check after observing his stars wilt under pressure over the past few weeks.

Although they lead City by five points, the reigning champions have played two fewer games.

Arsenal is being urged by pundits, fans, and even striker Gabriel Jesus to win in Manchester, or else their season will be over.

Aside from Wednesday’s prospective championship-clinching match, there is still a great deal occurring.

Maitland-Niles affirms departure

Ainsley The 25-year-old Maitland-Niles has confirmed he will depart Arsenal in the summer.

Maitland-Niles, who has been a Gunner since he was six years old, has spent the season on loan at Southampton and could remain with the Saints after his contract expires in June.

“It’s been an incredible voyage [at Arsenal], but it’s over now. The Athletic quotes the versatile defender/midfielder as stating, “It’s time for a new beginning and to find a new home.”

“Southampton is a fantastic club where I can develop and gain valuable playing time.” Certainly, if they make an offer, I will gladly accept.”

Arsenal fear that Saliba’s season has ended.

Arsenal is becoming increasingly concerned that William Saliba may not play again this season.

The 22-year-old French central defender has been sidelined for six weeks after sustaining a back injury in the Gunners’ Europa League quarterfinal home loss to Sporting Lisbon on March 16.

Arsenal’s hopes that he will be available for Wednesday’s voyage to Manchester are fading, and according to The Mail, club doctors fear a lengthy absence if Saliba returns too soon.

The France international is willing to play through discomfort, but he risks a lengthy absence from competition in the future.

Arsenal news: First summer transfer verified as William Saliba worries arise.