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Arsenal: Mikel Arteta looking to tie William Saliba to long-term deal

A journalist has shared an update regarding a new contract for a current Arsenal player which will leave Mikel Arteta delighted.

What’s the news?

That’s according to Graeme Bailey from 90min, who states that Arsenal are preparing to offer William Saliba a new contract, he tweeted:

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“Arsenal ready to tie down William Saliba to new contract.

“French star is now firmly part of Mikel Arteta’s plans and the club want him to extend his deal.”

This is great news for both the manager and Arsenal faithful, who can hope to see the youngster at the club for the foreseeable future.

A new deal is being prepared for Saliba

The 21-year-old spent last season out on loan at Ligue 1 side Marseille, where he helped the club to an excellent second place finish and also won the Ligue 1 young player of the season award while also graduating to senior international level, winning his first cap for France.

Arteta named the Frenchman in his starting line-up for the club’s first Premier League match of the season against Crystal Palace which resulted in a 2-0 win. Saliba was outstanding against Palace, averaging a SofaScore rating of 7.4, ranking him joint third amongst the Arsenal ranks, while also winning 80% of his total duels and making seven clearances.

These stats prove that he deserves a place in the Gunners’ first team for the foreseeable future. with 90min claiming that PSG, Real Madrid, and Barcelona were all linked with moves for the incredibly talented defender earlier on in the window, a new contract would allow him to settle at the London side.

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Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna lavished praise on his countryman, describing him as a “confident” defender, with Fabio Frasconi stating that “he reminds me of Raphaël Varane”.

These remarks will surely boost his confidence ahead of a season that is looking very likely to be his breakthrough campaign in England. If he continues as he did against Palace over the next nine months, then Arteta will be a very happy man and with Edu looking to tie him down for the long-term, it could be something of a dream deal for the north Londoners.

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