Arsenal defender William Saliba is on track to become one of the best defenders in the world. Many Gunners fans have also called him the future captain of the club.
The club are also in negotiations with the defender to sign a long-term contract. William Saliba has also said that he is feeling very happy with the club under the management of Mikel Arteta.
THE RISE OF WILLIAM SALIBA AT ARSENAL
Arsenal are currently at the top of the Premier League. The football experts have clearly pointed out that their defence department is slowly getting almost unbeatable. They have only lost against Manchester United, PSV, and Brighton in their first half of the season. In that almost unbeatable defence, French defender William Saliba is playing a very important role. In his first season with the Gunners, he is playing like he has played 100 games with the team.
Hence, his brilliant form has led to his selection for the French national team. Therefore, it clearly indicates that William Saliba’s qualities are at another level. This is because you need to be brilliant to play for France’s national team in the World Cup. However, the defender is yet to make an appearance in the World Cup. Although, the Arsenal defender has all the qualities to help the national team with some injury issues at the center-back position.
THE GUNNERS ARE IN POSITIVE CONTRACT EXTENSION DISCUSSIONS
According to reports, William Saliba’s agents are in positive discussions with Arsenal over a long-term contract extension. A number of reports also claim that he will sign the new contract after the World Cup. However, the rumours linking him to PSG and Real Madrid continue to pop-up. Hence, it is important for the Gunners to resolve the contract situation of their star defender. William Saliba has also said that he is now more than happy to sign the contract extension.
Mikel Arteta also has made it clear that they want to secure the future of their young players. Hence, it looks like Arsenal are looking to keep the same core of the team for many years to come. Former Arsenal players have also said that William Saliba is looking for a better player this season. Many Gunners fans see him and Ben White as long-term center-back partners. However, at the moment Ben White plays right-back. William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes currently play at center-back.
Arsenal will hope that William Saliba returns from the tournament without any injury issues. They do not want any potential injury issues like Gabriel Jesus. This is because he has turned the Gunners defence from laughable to commendable. However, he will have to make sure that they keep their defence more tight in the second half of the season.
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