Arsenal News Transfer: William Saliba, a defender for Arsenal, is resolute in his intention to remain with the club and continue to compete for a starting spot in the team.
Since joining Arsenal in 2019 from The Greens for a fee of £27 million, the French under-20 international has spent time on loan with both Saint-Etienne and Marseille.
As a result of his growth, while playing in Ligue 1, he won the title of Young Player of the Year. He now returns to the Gunners with further game experience under his belt. And Saliba is ready to create an impression on the team coached by Mikel Arteta when the new season begins.
William Saliba wants to fight for his place at Arsenal
In this respect, he shared the following with Telefoot:
“I am a member of Arsenal, and I have two years remaining on my contract. It won’t be long until I’m back with Arsenal. I have not participated in a single game. But I still want the opportunity to play for these incredible supporters and this wonderful club so that I can show them the real me.”
Following the conclusion of the loan agreement that Saliba had with Marseille, there has been considerable talk about the possibility of Saliba making a permanent transfer away from the Gunners.
It could be difficult for the youngster to break up the solid combination that has formed at the Emirates Stadium this season between Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes.
But Saliba seems determined to compete for a spot in Arteta’s starting XI. He may end up being a formidable adversary for both White and Gabriel come the next campaign.
Arsenal News Transfer: Juventus interested in Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes
Despite having a strong season with the Gunners, Gabriel Magalhaes may not be able to challenge William Saliba for the starting center back position the next year since Juventus is keeping an eye on him.
According to UOL (via Mirror), the Brazilian defender is aware of the interest shown in him by the Serie A heavyweights. Since his transfer from Lille to Arsenal in 2020 for a fee of £23.4 million, the 24-year-old defender has established himself as an integral member of Mikel Arteta’s squad.
He has been on the field for the Gunners 70 times. During this time, he scored eight goals and provided one assist. However, the allure of playing in the Champions League might end up being an issue for the team from north London.
While Juventus have secured a spot in the Champions League, the Gunners’ bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur were agonizingly successful in preventing them from finishing in the top four. The Old Lady had an extremely dismal season. But, they were still able to secure the fourth-place finish in Serie A.
According to a report in The Mirror, Arteta is certain that Gabriel wants to remain with the club. He is considering the possibility of extending a new contract to the Brazilian player.
His current deal with the Gunners is set to expire in June of 2025. Transfermarkt has placed a price tag of £27 million.