Arsenal allegedly have no plans to recall centre-back William Saliba from his loan stint at Marseille early.

The 20-year-old star has established himself as a mainstay of Les Olympiens under manager Jorge Sampaoli and has already featured 10 times across all competitions during the 2021-22 term.

Considering his rapid rise and the Gunners’ lack of squad depth in the centre-half areas, rumours were circulating that William could have been recalled back to the Emirates in the January transfer window.

However, TF1‘s Julien Maynard quashed such speculation on Twitter, posting: “According to our information, despite some rumors, there is no question for William Saliba to leave OM this winter. The defender will remain Marseille at least until the end of the season.”

William is yet to make a senior team appearance for Mikel Arteta’s side, and his temporary move to Orange Velodrome represents his third loan away from Arsenal after previous stints with Nice and Saint-Etienne.

The France Under-21 international is due to see his Gunners deal expire in the summer of 2024, but the Spanish head coach reportedly plans to integrate him into the senior team next season.

Elsewhere, Premier League trio Arsenal, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur are keeping close tabs on in-form Basel’s Brazilian forward Arthur Cabral.