William Saliba appeared in a YouTube video for Arsenal’s media department alongside compatriot Alexandre Lacazette, and Saliba questioned whether he can truly be counted as a Gunners player.
The duo were asked to name French Arsenal players from down the years, as part of a game.
Saliba started by naming Thierry Henry.
To which Lacazette, 29, instantly hit back by saying ‘Saliba’.
The 19-year-old, however, was awkward in his reply.
He hit back, while laughing: “I haven’t played yet!”
Lacazette then giggled too, replying: “Of course. Oh, but you signed! Does Saliba count or no?”
The teen reasoned: “I don’t play, so…
“No, I didn’t play!”
Lacazette fired: “But you signed for the club, it’s the same.”
But Saliba didn’t back down: “No, no. He said French players.”
Lacazette finished the exchange by saying ‘Sorry I didn’t know’ before naming himself.
Saliba has not featured in a single matchday squad in the Premier League this term, and was left out of Mikel Arteta’s 25-man squad for the Europa League.