Dani Ceballos has also agreed a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty) AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery told Arsenal’s website: ‘We’re delighted William is joining us. Many teams wanted him but he decided he wanted to come to us and be part of our future.‘He will stay in France next season for more experience and then we look forward to him joining our group.’Saliba made his breakthrough with Saint-Etienne last season, featuring 16 times in Ligue 1 and playing 19 first-team games for the club in all competitions.The youngster predominantly played at centre-back but has also deputised at right-back and has been compared in style to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. Arsenal announce the signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne Saliba will go back on loan to Ligue 1 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal had appeared to be the front-runners for Saliba’s signature throughout the transfer window but they faced late competition from Spurs who attempted to hijack the deal.Saliba eventually opted to move to the red half of north London, though, after being enticed by the club’s project which revolves around developing young players over the next few years.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeculation over his move to Arsenal gathered pace on Monday after he was pictured with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette during Saint-Etienne’s game against Marseille in Washington.Arsenal have high hopes for Saliba but Emery could be forced to sign another central defender to slot in immediately with Laurent Koscielny facing an uncertain future at the Emirates.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jul 2019 5:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares William Saliba has signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have announced the signing of William Saliba on a long-term contract from Saint-Etienne with the defender set to return to the Ligue 1 club on loan next season.The 18-year-old had been linked with a move to Arsenal for a number of weeks and has reportedly chosen to join the club ahead of their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.Although Arsenal have not disclosed a transfer fee for Saliba, it is believed that they have paid around £27m including add-ons for the France U20 international.It has been a busy day for the Gunners as they have also tied up a season-long loan deal for Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid which was announced just over an hour before Saliba’s arrival.ADVERTISEMENTComing soon. À bientôt.🇫🇷 #SalibaSigns pic.twitter.com/U2tTwIXp2A— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 25, 2019 Advertisement Advertisement
At their final meeting of the fall semester Tuesday night, Undergraduate Student Government senators passed several resolutions targeting student life, USG’s website and communication between the student body and the university administration.A resolution endorsing the full closure of the Row to through traffic passed unanimously. USG had been discussing the resolution since Greek senators resurrected the idea of blocking off the Row at the beginning of the year.“It shows that Undergraduate Student Government supports the development of 28th Street,” Greek Senator Hayden Coplen said. “We’re not city planners, so I can’t speak to having a solidified plan, but the goal is that we don’t want through traffic on 28th Street because it’s dangerous for pedestrians and bike riders.”Closing the Row would involve installing gates or guarded kiosk entrances at both ends of 28th Street, and only Department of Public Safety, Campus Cruiser, taxi and emergency vehicles would be granted access.Despite the Senate support for the resolution, students have expressed concerns about the effects of closing 28th Street to traffic.Many students who completed a USG-sponsored survey about the development of the Row expressed concerns about limited parking and emergency vehicle access to 28th Street, but USG will address these issues if and when a more specific plan is outlined, Greek Senator Dylan Dann said.Limiting traffic on the Row has been one of the Greek community’s primary objectives for many years, Greek Senator Max Ukropina said. But the issue affects both Greek and non-Greek students, especially in terms of the Row’s safety and cleanliness, he added.Although the 28th Street resolution only focuses on limiting traffic, the measure will help pave the way for future efforts to develop and improve the aesthetics of the Row, which is another concern that has been raised, Dann said.“The whole project is an initiative to improve 28th Street as an extension of the campus, because alumni [and] a lot of big donors associate 28th Street with the university, and [the images are] not consistent,” he said.Aside from the 28th Street initiative, the Senate also approved a resolution calling for the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate student representatives on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.The senate also allocated $2,200 for the creation of an online funding application on USG’s website and passed a resolution for the establishment of a USC Trojan Toilet Task Force, which will be responsible for establishing a guide to the locations and amenities of bathrooms on campus.