Arsenal are prepared at hand a contract extension to William Saliba after he established himself as a key a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans, 90min understands.
The Gunners had expressed an curiosity in speaking phrases with Saliba earlier in the summertime, when he reported again for pre-season coaching after an excellent marketing campaign on mortgage at Marseille, however the 21-year-old backed away from a brand new dedication till he may work out the place he stood with Arteta.
Simply 12 months in the past Arteta determined to mortgage out Saliba, who’s contracted to Arsenal till 2024, for a 3rd successive season, however he shortly established himself as top-of-the-line younger defenders in Europe – profitable the Ligue 1 Younger Participant of the Yr award and changing into a full French worldwide.
Saliba has impressed Arsenal’s administration throughout the summer season and that was confirmed when he was named in Arteta’s beginning lineup for the opening day win over Crystal Palace. That marked his debut for the membership and he was excellent as Palace had been comfortably dispatched 2-0 at Selhurst Park.
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90min understands that Arsenal’s hierarchy have now reached out to Saliba’s representatives and are anxious to tie him right down to a long-term contract.
The likes of Paris Saint Germain, Actual Madrid and Barcelona had been linked with strikes earlier in the summertime, however Arsenal are assured that Saliba will comply with a brand new deal now that he’s very a lot a part of Arteta’s first-team plans on the Emirates Stadium.