Fri 12 August 2022 | 8:21

Arsenal getting ready to offer William Saliba a new deal

William Saliba has become a vital component of Mikel Arteta's ambitions at Arsenal.

The Gunners

wanted to talk to

William 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

Mikel Arteta


Just a year ago, Arteta decided to loan out Saliba, under contract with


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.

Paris Saint-Germain

, 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.

source: SportMob

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