Arsenal footballer Saliba will be in high demand if he is up for sale

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David Ornstein suggests that if Arsenal were to make William Saliba available for transfer, every top club worldwide would vie for his signature. Saliba is currently one of the premier defenders globally and has significantly contributed to Arsenal’s success. The Gunners deserve commendation for securing his services with a new contract.

Arsenal acquired William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in 2019 for £27 million (Goal). However, the French defender faced challenges during his initial years with the Gunners. Mikel Arteta’s reluctance to provide him with opportunities led to Saliba being out on loan.

Saliba enjoyed successful loan spells at Nice and Marseille before returning to Arsenal ahead of last season. Since then, he has consistently been a key figure in the team. The 22-year-old’s defensive prowess is exceptional, placing him among the elite. Recognizing his value, Arsenal secured his future by extending his contract, aware that numerous clubs would pursue him if he were ever to be on the market.

What did Ornstein say about Saliba?

Ornstein said:

“Saliba has only just signed a new long-term contract and I’ve not heard anything about him wanting to be anywhere else. If he was ever to become available, I’m sure most/all of the world’s biggest clubs would try to sign him.”

“Indeed, there was strong interest in him from the Premier League and beyond. Before he put pen to paper on that deal. But, he is Arsenal property for the foreseeable future and they will be delighted with that.”

Arsenal boasts strength across all areas of the pitch, making it challenging to single out one player as the most crucial. While some may argue for Declan Rice, Darren Bent has strongly been advocating this week that Saliba holds that title for Arsenal.

Saliba’s absence, as seen last season due to injury, could significantly impact Arsenal’s performance, potentially leading to a decline.

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