Arsenal fans were blown away by William Saliba’s commanding performance for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 over the weekend.
His second came on Sunday, as Saint-Etienne beat Bordeaux 1-0 thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from Denis Bouanga.
Per WhoScored, the 18-year-old, who was also linked with Tottenham Hotspur prior to agreeing a deal to join the Gunners, had 50 touches of the ball throughout the game, winning three aerial duels and one tackle, while also making three interceptions and two clearances.
Arsenal fans were impressed with his display and a number of fans are now counting down the time towards his return to north London at the end of the season.
Take a look at the best of the reaction on Twitter below!
William Saliba, 18 years of age, defending like a seasoned veteran and bodying opponents for fun. What a don. pic.twitter.com/v9U9fTz037
— Arsenalian (@Arsenalian6) October 20, 2019
Just back from injury as well ?? looks mint
— ⚡?? fACE/off (@simplyace_100) October 20, 2019
Oh you really do love to see it
— Damola Fashina (@AdeFashina) October 20, 2019
@Arsenal Saliba looks the real deal and the missing piece in our defence line …
Cant wait to see him next season….
— Edgar (@EdgarBabao) October 20, 2019
Actually a monster, look at the size of him
— 4 The Arsenal (@4TheArsenal_) October 21, 2019
Saliba is a real gem
— Marcus Origa (@marcus_origa) October 20, 2019
Massive player next year mate. Hopefully plays next to upamancano
— Adam coussins (@adamcoussins) October 20, 2019
Can’t wait to see him at the Emirates. Tierney, Saliba, Holding, and Bellerin. The futures bright.The futures Red !
— frank emerson (@frankemerson5) October 20, 2019