Mikel Arteta admitted that he is delighted with what he’s seen from William Saliba so far this summer in the pre-season for Arsenal..
The defender has connected with the Arsenal squad recently after spending the last three seasons in France following his move from Saint-Etienne in 2019.
During the 2013-14 season, Saliba received a lot of admirers for his performances for Marseille as he helped them finish second in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint Germain.
The 21-year-old additionally earned his very first senior caps for France this season and will be aiming to prove himself as deserving of a regular spot in the Arsenal 1st team during the season ahead..
Saliba played the entire ninety minutes as Arsenal seized a dominating 4-0 victory over London rivals Chelsea FC in their pre-season match on Saturday evening.
Arsenal manager Arteta has admitted he is pleased with what he has seen of the Frenchman recently, saying he has “huge potential.”
Arteta said in his news conference following the win over the Blues: “I am truly happy to see the way he’s playing, the way he’s adapted to the team, the maturity that he is shown at 21-years-old, continue doing it.
“We are going to continue developing him, he’s a great potential, he’s currently a top player and we need to make him a lot better. He appeared ready to me this morning..
Oleksandr Zinchenko made his 1st appearance for Arsenal in the course of the match and also played for Arteta’s side in the first half.
And Arteta was additionally delighted with the Ukraine international’s display following his arrival from Manchester City this week.
Arteta said Zinchenko was “desperate to play and I understood that.”
“It had been up to 45 minutes, but you could see right away that he was at ease. He understands everything I would like, he understands the procedure, and I thought he played really well.
Mikel Arteta reacts on William Saliba’s performance for Arsenal Versus Chelsea FC.
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