William Saliba will signal a brand new four-year contract at Arsenal; The 22-year-old has been a first-team common for Mikel Arteta’s facet, having spent the earlier two seasons on mortgage with Marseille and Good; Saliba’s current deal solely had 12 months left
12:24 UK Saturday 10 June 2023
William Saliba has agreed a brand new four-year take care of Arsenal in precept till 2027.
The French centre-back’s current deal was set to run out in 2024, however he’s now set so as to add one other three years to his keep in north London.
Arsenal are actually finalizing the paperwork forward of an official announcement concerning the extension of his keep.
Saliba first signed for the Gunners for a price of round £27million in 2019 and, after a yr again on mortgage with former membership Saint-Etienne, was then handed the quantity 4 shirt – however did not make his first group debut till August 2022.
The 22-year-old spent 18 months again in France, with two additional mortgage spells at Good and Marseille, earlier than lastly making his Arsenal bow in opposition to Crystal Palace final yr and immediately grew to become a key member of Mikel Arteta’s group.
The defender was instrumental in Arsenal’s highest factors tally since 2004 (84), scoring twice in 27 Premier League appearances for the membership.
Carra: The Gunners would have been nearer to the title with Saliba match
Talking final month, Sky Sports activities’ Jamie Carragher mentioned Saliba’s damage, which dominated him out for a lot of the second half of Arsenal’s season, didn’t value him the league title – however he would have been a lot nearer to profitable it with him.
He mentioned: “I do not assume him being there for the entire season would have meant Arsenal would have gone on and received the title.
“I am certain it could have been lots nearer however there are nonetheless issues he wants to enhance to get to the extent I am speaking about different centre-backs who’ve gone on to win titles.
“I am not saying he would not have made an enormous distinction within the second half of the season. He would have, as a result of he is higher than Rob Holding, he is higher than Kiwior, there is no doubt about it.”
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