Tag: William Saliba

William Saliba is an Arsenal defender.

The French defender arrived at Arsenal in 2019 from Saint-Étienne. Saliba was born on March 24, 2001.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on April 14, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

4 Arsenal players named in Team of the Season

Four Arsenal players have been included in the BBC's Team of the Season for 2023/24, with the campaign coming to an end on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates as David Raya of Arsenal (not pictured) makes the match-winning save from the fourth penalty from Galeno of FC Porto (not pictured) in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arteta explains why Saliba was sent on loan twice before Arsenal breakthrough

Mikel Arteta discusses William Saliba's journey from loan spells to becoming a key player for Arsenal, amidst interest from PSG and other top clubs.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Oedegaard and Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrate during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

3 Arsenal players nominated for Fans’ Player of the Year award

Arsenal have received three nominations for the PFA Premier League Fans' Player of the Year award for 2023/24, with voting now open.

2 more Arsenal players called up for Euro 2024, 1 left out

Arsenal have received two more call-ups for Euro 2024, but Jurrien Timber won't be involved at the tournament this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Spurs manager says he doesn’t understand fans wanting to lose

Arsenal defender William Saliba admits the Gunners will be cheering for Tottenham against Man City in a crucial title-deciding match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates as David Raya of Arsenal (not pictured) makes the match-winning save from the fourth penalty from Galeno of FC Porto (not pictured) in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal 23yo insists it’s easy to perform well at the club

William Saliba insists it's easy to perform well in this Arsenal team, following his Player of the Match display against Manchester United.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (L) celebrates with Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (R) after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on November 6, 2022.(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars up for Young Player of the Year

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and William Saliba nominated for Premier League Young Player of the Year. Vote now for your favourite!

How expanded Euro 2024 squads could affect Arsenal

National teams will be allowed 26-man squads at Euro 2024, giving opportunities to some fringe players to be involved at the event.
Arsenal's German midfielder #29 Kai Havertz (rear C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team third goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 28, 2024. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

3 Arsenal players make Team of the Week after Spurs win

Arsenal have three players in the BBC and WhoScored Teams of the Week after Sunday's victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: William Saliba of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal starter admits he’s already worn out with 5 games left

William Saliba admits he's worn out after a long season with Arsenal, but he'll keep pushing until the campaign is over.
Lyon's French forward #10 Alexandre Lacazette takes a shot during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) and LOSC (Lille) at the Groupama stadium in Lyon, central eastern France on November 26, 2023. (Photo by ARNAUD FINISTRE/AFP via Getty Images)

32yo former Gunner on track for Olympics u21 call-up

France u21 assistant manager Gael Clichy has confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette is on their list of potential representatives for the summer Olympics.
The UEFA Champions League trophy during the draw for the UEFA Champions League 2023-2024 at The Grimaldi Forum in the Principality of Monaco. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s financial future hinges on Champions League qualification

Analysis of the Champions League's financial impact on Arsenal and whether the current squad is strong enough to secure qualification.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad is challenged by Nico Williams of Athletic Club during the LaLiga EA Sports match at Estadio de San Mames on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

No Arteta talks yet for Tierney as loan spell nears end

Kieran Tierney reflects on his Real Sociedad loan and leaves the door open for a potential departure from Arsenal this summer.
France's defender WIlliam Saliba arrives in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on November 13, 2023 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament qualifying matches. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s star Saliba struggles for recognition in France

Arsenal's William Saliba is a star in England, but faces criticism and limited playing time when representing France.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, and David Raya of Arsenal embrace at full-time after victory in the penalty shoot out following the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How David Raya is helping Arsenal build a defensive fortress

Arsenal's David Raya has been unbeatable. Can he stop Bayern Munich's Harry Kane in their Champions League showdown?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates as David Raya of Arsenal (not pictured) makes the match-winning save from the fourth penalty from Galeno of FC Porto (not pictured) in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s defensive key against Bayern Munich

William Saliba is Arsenal's defensive rock. Can he withstand Bayern Munich's attack in the Champions League showdown?
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, applauds the fans following the team’s victory during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on April 06, 2024 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s goal difference – a nightmare for rivals

Arsenal's incredible goal difference isn't just impressive, it's a key factor in their title challenge. Learn why it gives them the edge.
PORTO, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 21: Declan Rice of Arsenal reacts, as he wipes his face with his shirt, during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 first leg match between FC Porto and Arsenal FC at Estadio do Dragao on February 21, 2024 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Which Arsenal players are at risk of yellow-card suspensions?

As we approach the business end of the season, let's look at the Arsenal players at risk of a yellow-card suspension in the Premier League or Champions League.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City, reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on March 31, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Only 3 teams had managed what Arsenal did to Pep Guardiola this season

Arsenal secured a historic 0-0 draw against Manchester City, shutting them out for the second time this season. This puts them in elite company and strengthens their own title hopes.
Manchester City's English midfielder #10 Jack Grealish (L) fights for the ball with Arsenal's French defender #02 William Saliba (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 31, 2024. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

Saliba stars as Arsenal frustrate Man City in title race clash

Arsenal held Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at the Etihad, ending City's home scoring streak and boosting their own title hopes. William Saliba's commanding performance earned him Player of the Match.
France's defender WIlliam Saliba arrives in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on November 13, 2023 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament qualifying matches. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba criticised by France manager

Didier Deschamps has suggested William Saliba still needs to develop before he can become a starter for France.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring the team's fifth goal and his third during the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying round group C match between England and North Macedonia at Old Trafford on June 19, 2023. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Which Arsenal players will play at Euro 2024?

With the final qualifiers now done, let's take a look at which Arsenal players are likely to be involved at Euro 2024 this summer.
CARDIFF, WALES: Krzysztof Piatek, Jakub Kiwior and Bartosz Salamon of Poland celebrate after victory in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA EURO 2024 Play-Offs Final match between Wales and Poland at Cardiff City Stadium on March 26, 2024. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

How did Arsenal’s 12 internationals get on over the March break?

The March international break is now over, so let's take a look at how Arsenal got on in their matches this week.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Mikel Oyarzabal, David Raya and Daniel Vivian of Spain line up for the international friendly match between Spain and Colombia at London Stadium on March 22, 2024. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s March international results so far & fixtures remaining

The March break is now well underway, so let's take a look at the results and remaining fixtures for Arsenal's internationals.

March fixture list for Arsenal’s 13 internationals

14 Arsenal players have been called up for the March international break, let's take a look at who they'll be up against and when.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

4 Arsenal players in Most Valuable Premier League XI

4 Gunners stars make the Premier League's most valuable XI. See who made the list here
France's defender WIlliam Saliba arrives in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on November 13, 2023 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament qualifying matches. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba could miss start of 24/25 season for Arsenal

Arsenal risk losing William Saliba for the start of next season due to his potential involvement in the Olympics. Will Henry's France call-up disrupt Arsenal's plans?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Arsenal fans show their support and hold up a banner reading "Vamos" prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium on March 09, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal players describe playing at the Emirates in 1 word

An Arsenal fan spotted a whiteboard at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, displaying how various players feel about playing at the ground.
PORTO, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 21: William Saliba, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz of Arsenal applaud their fans after during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 first leg match between FC Porto and Arsenal FC at Estadio do Dragao on February 21, 2024 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal 22yo insists Gunners have learned from Porto defeat

William Saliba believes Arsenal have learned from their first-leg defeat to FC Porto, and they're ready to give everything to win the second.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal is consoled by teammate Gabriel after his mistake leads to Yoane Wissa of Brentford (not pictured) scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium on March 09, 2024. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Saliba shares what Arsenal teammates said after Ramsdale error

William Saliba has revealed what was said at half-time of Arsenal's match against Brentford, following Aaron Ramsdale's error.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Saliba hopes to win the big trophies with Arsenal this season

William Saliba is hoping to put the woes of last season to bed by winning trophies with Arsenal between now and May.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates his team's first goal, an own-goal scored by Sven Botman of Newcastle United (not pictured), during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

“I’m not going to sit here and lie” Declan Rice give honest opinion on...

Declan Rice has heaped praise on Gabriel Magalhaes, admitting the centre-back has surprised him since his arrival in the summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Leandro Trossard of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on February 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

6 Arsenal players make Team of the Week for 6-0 win

Six Arsenal players made it into the WhoScored and BBC Teams of the Week for Sunday's 6-0 win over West Ham United.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Leandro Trossard of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on February 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Saliba explains Arsenal’s motivation for West Ham thrashing

William Saliba has admitted Arsenal took motivation from their previous defeats to West Ham United ahead of their 6-0 victory on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on February 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Saka and Odegaard discuss Arsenal thrashing West Ham 6-0

Arsenal demolish West Ham 6-0 with Saka and Odegaard sharing their victorious insights. A commanding win that keeps Arsenal in the title hunt.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm 4 Player of the Month nominees

Arsenal have confirmed the four nominees for their January Player of the Month award, with voting now underway.
SALERNO, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan celebrates after scoring his side first goal during the Serie A TIM match between US Salernitana and AC Milan at Stadio Arechi on December 22, 2023 in Salerno, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta asks for AC Milan Englishman

Arsenal target AC Milan's Fikayo Tomori for their defence, aiming to strengthen their squad with the England international's skills.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Declan Rice of Arsenal looks dejected after the team's defeat in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on January 07, 2024 in London, England. Arsenal wear an all-white kit at home, for the first time in the club's history, in support of the 'No More Red' campaign against knife crime and youth violence. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Liverpool steal win as Arsenal’s goal woes continue in FA Cup

Arsenal's FA Cup journey ends in a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, highlighting the need for better finishing in the team.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender #06 Gabriel Magalhaes celebrates after scoring his team first goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 23, 2023. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players singled out for credit from teammates post-Liverpool

Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba received plenty of praise for their performance at Anfield on Saturday, including from their own teammates.
Arsenal's Polish defender #15 Jakub Kiwior reacts during a UEFA Champions League group B football match between PSV Eindhoven and Arsenal FC at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, on December 12, 2023. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal to reject Serie A offers to sign 23yo

Arsenal are set to reject all approaches for Jakub Kiwior in January, despite persistent links with a move to Serie A.