After Mikel Arteta handed William Saliba a starting spot in Gunners pre-season friendly match against MK Dons, the Frenchman has been impressed in his 45 minutes on the pitch.
Mikel Arteta’s side were went into the break 2-1, and Saliba, who made his debut in Arsenal shirt was one of the players that the Gunners fans were raving about after the first-half.
The 19-year-old centre-back looked composed and a class act when in possession. He was more than willing to drive forward with the ball at his feet, and his passing caught the eye.
The highly-rated defender played a role in Arsenal’s second goal of the evening with a ball out to Cedric Soares that ultimately led to Eddie Nketiah doubling the lead.
But the Gunners supporters were also left raving about his pace. While he will have to step it up in the very near future, there is clearly a lot of optimism over the attributes that he is already showing last night.
Many are incredibly excited to see William Saliba playing regularly in the Premier League. Several definitely feel that he has made an immediate jump to the top of the pecking order.