William Saliba Reveals Why He Wants To Give Back To Arsenal Fans Every Time He’s On The Pitch. Arsenal defender William Saliba has stated that he wants to repay the fans every time he steps onto the field. This season, the French defender has been at a eureka moment at the heart of Arsenal’s defence.
He has been a major factor in how the Gunners have overcome the odds and taken the top spot in the Premier League standings. The French international is undoubtedly loved by Arsenal supporters, as evidenced by their recent chanting of his name during the Gunners’ 3-0 victory at Bournemouth.
Saliba has stated that he wishes to show his supporters his appreciation for their support. Football.London reported what he said to Premier League Productions as follows:
“The chant? Yeah, of course I’ve heard it [laughs]. I heard it since the beginning. I want to give them [the fans] back everyday I’m on the pitch. So, thank you for that.”
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The north London giants recruited William Saliba back in the summer of 2019, but it took him three long years to make his professional debut. He has been on loan to Saint-Etienne, Nice, and Olympique de Marseille during the past three seasons, respectively.
This season, Mikel Arteta has finally given Saliba his chance, and he has seized it wholeheartedly. With his calm defensive performance at the centre of the defence, he has emerged as an important player for Arsenal.
This season, the Frenchman has made 15 appearances in all competitions and has scored twice. Saliba has seven caps for France already and is anticipated to travel to Qatar with Didier Deschamps’ team for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
According to reports, Arsenal may have to compete with Manchester United for the services of LOSC Lille forward Jonathan David. David has performed admirably for Lille this season, contributing three assists and nine goals over 14 appearances in various tournaments.
The energetic forward, who is presently valued at €40 million, is also attracting interest from Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. Since joining Lille from Gent in 2020, David has been a vital contributor to their success in Ligue 1 throughout the years 2020–21. At the age of 22, he already has 34 Canadian caps and 22 goals on the international stage.