Arsenal centre-back Gabriel has lavished reward on defensive companion William Saliba, calling the younger Frenchman ‘the very best’ after his long-awaited Premier League debut on Friday.
Saliba joined Arsenal as a youngster in 2019 in a deal price as much as £27m however had by no means performed a aggressive first-team recreation for the membership till he began towards Crystal Palace.
It was a possible banana pores and skin for the Gunners after what had been a really promising pre-season. However Saliba thrived below the stress and rose to the event.
Arsenal saved Palace at bay, particularly within the second half when the hosts grew into the sport, and Saliba earned rave critiques from followers, pundit and his supervisor.
Now, Gabriel has jumped on the hype too, telling the Night Commonplace: “For me, he’s the very best! He’s very younger, very promising and an excellent participant. I’m so joyful to play with him, collectively. He has now began within the Premier League and he was so good.
“The crew did very nicely. They confirmed depth and everybody stayed collectively. It’s very tough to play right here, however our keeper was robust. I imagine on this crew and it was excellent. We obtained a clear sheet and three excellent factors.”
On the most recent version of TCOAG, Harry Symeou discusses the primary three episodes of the All or Nothing documentary & takes your ideas on the present from the stay feedback.
Arsenal had been with out Takehiro Tomiyasu at Selhurst Park and Mikel Arteta favoured Ben White at right-back over Cedric Soares, which left an area for Saliba within the center. Tomiyasu performed 45 minutes of a Premier League 2 recreation the subsequent day as he works his means again to health, which might give Arteta a variety headache within the coming weeks if he has to decide on between Saliba or White.