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Arsenal fans fume as Saliba is STILL not picked despite Upamecano’s illness for France’s World Cup semi-final vs Morocco

ARSENAL fans were left fuming after William Saliba failed to make France’s XI against Morocco.

That’s despite Dayot Upamecano being ruled out of the 2-0 semi-final win through illness.

Arsenal fans were not happy William Saliba was left out of France’s semi-final win over Morocco

Saliba is one of just two France players not to start a match at the World Cup, the other being Marcus Thuram.

But a gap opened up for the Gunners ace in the lead-up to Wednesday’s semi-final battle.

Bayern Munich star Upamecano had to be left out by Didier Deschamps after becoming sick.

And many expected Saliba, who has played a key role in Arsenal’s title charge, to fill the void.

However, the 21-year-old was faced with disappointment yet again.

That’s because Deschamps eventually plumped for Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate instead.

It saw Saliba relegated to the bench yet again, with the ace remaining glued to it for the entire match.

And Arsenal supporters quickly took to social media to vent their fury at the decision.


One roared: “Saliba is just a tourist at this World Cup.”

Another declared: “He is literally their best centre-back, Deschamps definitely hasn’t watched Arsenal.”

One moaned: “What exactly is Deschamps’ problem with Saliba, who has been the best centre half in the Premier League?”

Another added: “Saliba’s been robbed of a starting place.”

Indeed, Saliba struggled to get minutes off the bench before Wednesday’s win over Morocco.

His only appearance in the World Cup has been as a sub in the 1-0 defeat to Tunisia.

And Saliba is unlikely to feature in Sunday’s final against Argentina.