Recruited in 2019 by Arsenal, William Saliba took time to establish himself definitively within the London formation. After a conclusive loan to OM, the central defender makes everyone agree at the Gunners.
During the summer of 2019, after only 19 games with ASSE, William Saliba was spotted by Arsenal, who did not hesitate to offer 29 million euros for his services. On loan to his training club, the central defender officially joined the Gunners in 2020. But at this time, the Frenchman failed to convince Mikel Arteta who placed him in the reserve team of the London club. Saliba will then be pushed out and loaned successively to OGC Nice then to OM where he has had an excellent season, finishing in second place in Ligue 1 and taking his first steps in the French team. Now, the 21-year-old is no longer an undesirable player in the eyes of the Spanish coach. He is Arsenal’s defensive boss and has managed to change everyone’s opinion of him, to the point of starting negotiations for a contract extension.
Arsenal already want to renew Saliba
If Arsenal are currently leaders of the Premier League ahead of Manchester City and their goal machine Erling Haaland, it is surely partly thanks to the remarkable performances of William Saliba. In addition to his 2 goals scored in the league, the former player of Saint-Étienne shines thanks to his serenity and his ease in the exercise of tackles. According to information from Sportsmail, the English management are already in talks with the Saliba clan to discuss an extension. Under contract until June 2024 with the Gunners, the native of Bondy is gradually establishing himself as a reference to his position in the Premier League and is beginning to glimpse the doors of Didier Deschamps’ list for the World Cup in Qatar this winter. In the meantime, the negotiations will not be as easy as that for the Gunners, who know that Saliba is already in the eye of FC Barcelona in particular, who appreciates his elegance and his taste for clean recovery. A completely reversed situation, where Saliba now has the cards in hand.