Arsenal getting ready to offer William Saliba a new deal
William Saliba has become a vital component of Mikel Arteta's ambitions at Arsenal.
wanted to talk toWilliam Saliba
about a contract earlier this summer when he came back for pre-season training after a great season on loan at Marseille. However, the 21-year-old held off on making a new commitment until he knew where he stood with
Just a year ago, Arteta decided to loan out Saliba, under contract withArsenal
until 2024, for a third straight season. However, he quickly became one of the best young defenders in Europe, winning the
Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year
award and becoming a full French international.
Saliba impressed Arsenal's management over the summer, and that was shown when Arteta put him in the starting lineup for the team's win over Crystal Palace on the first day of the season. That was his first game for the team, and he did a great job as Palace was easily beaten 2-0 at Selhurst Park. 90min has heard that Arsenal's leaders have reached out to Saliba's agents and are eager to sign him to a long-term deal.
, Real Madrid, and Barcelona were all rumored to be interested in Saliba earlier in the summer, but Arsenal is confident that he will sign a new contract now that Arteta has him in his first-team plans at the Emirates Stadium.
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