Former Arsenal double winner Emmanuel Petit recently claimed Gabriel is suffering from a lack of confidence and looked nervous against Liverpool. Saliba looks the senior partner at times despite being four years his junior and having played a fraction of the games his team-mate has in English football.
White played the majority of his debut season at the Emirates as a centre-back, so will have no problem moving across slightly, even if it is just on a temporary basis. Arteta won’t want to change a winning formula too much, and he’d be right not to.
But with a hugely congested fixture schedule, rest and rotation must come into consideration. Manchester City chop and change at the back on a regular basis so perhaps Arteta can take a leaf out of his old club’s book.
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