William Saliba of Arsenal is on fire, Here is more about him

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William Saliba was in fine form for Arsenal against Bournemouth on Saturday, August 21, after scoring a screamer and showing leadership at the back with the pairing with Gabriel. His performance helped Arsenal beat Bournemouth 3-0 away from home.

Indeed, Saliba has reduced the number of goals conceded by Arsenal this season drastically as he continues to push the club to be title contenders.

Without any injury worries, the defender is unlikely to lose his place to Ben White. There was no element of nervousness or sloppiness when he plays.

Who Is William Saliba?

He is a professional player who plays as a centre back for Arsenal and the French National team. Saliba was born on March 24, 2001. He is 21 years old and 6 feet and 4 inches. He also wears number 12 for the London side.

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The defender started playing at the age of 6 and was coached by Kylian Mbappe’s father. He began his professional career on September 25, 2018. His first appearance for Arsenal was in 2020 against MK Don in a preseason friendly match.

William Saliba defensive stats

In the Premier League this season, he has played 3 matches and 270 minutes. Saliba made just one tackle and 1.3 interceptions. 0.3 offside, 0.7 fouls, 5 clearances and an own goal.

The defender also made 22 one-touch passes. He scored a goal in Ligue 1 in 84 appearances. He received 16 yellow cards and 1 red card. For France, Saliba scored 4 goals in 32 appearances 

William saliba contract

He signed a five-year deal worth £10,400,000 a year. including a salary of £2,080,000 on average. with a weekly salary of £40,000.

William Saliba celebrating after scoring

Arsenal want him to renew his contract as he is seen as a player they need for the future. Saliba’s agent and the club are still apart on the contract.

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Arsenal manager Arteta is hoping the player can stay longer with the team after a series of good performances.

William saliba chant

William Saliba
William Saliba in Action

Arsenal fans sang a new song for the French defender for the last 20 minutes of the match against Bournemouth. The Gunners’ faithful managed to adapt The Champs’ hit ‘Tequila’ to fit in Saliba’s name 

He assisted the club to win the third match of the season and scored a beautiful goal that got a lot of people talking about it.

Apart from the own goal against Leicester City, he is likely to be the fans’ favorite this season.

William Saliba
William Saliba

William Saliba leaked Video

When Saliba was at OGC Nice on loan from Arsenal, he was given a one-month ban for his leaked video. The video is X-rated and it contains the nakedness of Saliba teammates who were casually masturbating.

The video was posted on Snapchat 4 years ago. The video is harmful to the image of football and the French federation as a whole. He was also warned about his future conduct 

William Saliba
William Saliba

Real Madrid shows Interest In William Saliba

Real Madrid are keen on signing the French centre back from Arsenal this summer and have already made contact with him.

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The Spanish powerhouse is still looking to strengthen their defense this season, and William Saliba is an ideal candidate. He was impressive on loan at Marseille, where he played 36 matches. Other European giants want him too.

Arteta will be reluctant to sell him because he seems to be part of the club’s plan this season as they look to stay in fine form till the end of the season.

What happened to William Saliba

He spent his second season on loan after joining Arsenal and was impressive. Arteta sent him on loan again to Olympic Marseille, where he was given the best young player award for the 2021/22 season.

Initially, the defender refused to return to Arsenal, claiming he was a nobody at the club, but the Gunners failed to sell him to Marseille. He is now having a nice start and is already getting the fans’ attention.

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