Tag: William Saliba

William Saliba is an Arsenal defender who is currently on loan with Marseille.

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

PARIS, FRANCE: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 1 match between France and Austria on September 22, 2022. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

William Saliba set for 1st World Cup start

William Saliba is set to make his first start of France's World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Wednesday, according to a report from France.
England's Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

5 to renew, 3 to expire? Arsenal contracts

Arsenal are trying to tie down a number of players to new deals, but some of the players they are not offering contracts to is quite telling.
Brazil's forward Gabriel Martinelli (R) runs with the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

3 Arsenal players make most-valuable World Cup u21 team

Arsenal have three players in Transfermarkt's most-valuable under-21 team at the World Cup.
France's defender Raphael Varane (L) leaves the field to be replaced by France's defender William Saliba (C) during the friendly football match between France and Ivory Coast at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France, on March 25, 2022. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 21yo's World Cup start hopes dashed

William Saliba is now unlikely to start France's opening World Cup fixture against Australia on Tuesday, with the return of Raphael Varane to fitness.
PARIS, FRANCE: William Saliba of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 1 match between France and Austria on September 22, 2022. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

France injury issues may hand William Saliba World Cup starting chance

William Saliba's chances of starting in France's opening fixtures at the World Cup have seemingly received a boost with the continued absence of Raphael Varane.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Mikel Arteta speaks to William Saliba of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 more Arsenal players feature in Premier League Team of the Season so far

Alan Shearer has named a couple of Arsenal players in his Premier League Team of the Season so far, as well as picking Mikel Arteta as manager.
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Japan runs with the ball during the international friendly match between Japan and the United States at Merkur Spiel-Arena on September 23, 2022. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Which shirt numbers will Arsenal’s World Cup internationals wear?

Following the final World Cup call-ups on Monday, Arsenal's internationals have learned their shirt numbers for the tournament.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: William Saliba of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

French report claims Saliba interest in PSG project

Sport in France claim that William Saliba is "ready to stick a knife in the back of Marseille" due to his interest in PSG's 'Parisian project'.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates as Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes scores during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 27, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

5th Arsenal player officially called up for the World Cup

William Saliba has been called up for the France World Cup squad, making him the 5th Arsenal man to get the nod so far.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

William Saliba strongly considering contract extension offer

William Saliba is really considering a contract offer from Arsenal, with the Gunners optimistic he'll extend his deal.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal 21yo to receive starting role at World Cup

William Saliba is set to be a starter for France at the World Cup, according to reports in his home country.
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 players make Teams of the Week for Chelsea display

William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes made it into the BBC and WhoScored Teams of the Week respectively for Arsenal's win over Chelsea.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Mikel Arteta speaks to William Saliba of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

William Saliba contract update

Arsenal have now made a formal contract extension offer to William Saliba, according to David Ornstein.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

How much is William Saliba worth?

Arsenal purchased William Saliba for £27m in 2019 when he was just 18-years-old. Now 21, how much is the defender worth now?
Manchester United's French defender Raphael Varane (C) is consoled by Manchester United's Argentinian defender Lisandro Martinez (L) and Manchester United's Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot (2nd R) as he leaves the pitch after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on October 22, 2022.(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Saliba an option for World Cup if Varane injury rules him out

The injury picked up by Raphael Varane at Stamford Bridge on Saturday could keep him out of the World Cup and William Saliba is apparently one of three replacements France would consider.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Stat puts Arsenal 21yo at top of the league after strong start

William Saliba has evidently added a lot to Arsenal's back line this season, but the stats suggest he's done so with more than just defending.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Reporters talk nonsense about William Saliba contract

Arsenal are currently in talks with William Saliba over a new contract so of course there is a lot of gossip about him in the media, but some of what is being claimed is total nonsense.

Saka, Saliba, and Martinelli Arsenal contract lengths clarified

Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli's contract lengths have all been clarified in a new update from The Athletic.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool clashes with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal after a penalty was given to Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players at risk of suspension, neither are Granit Xhaka

Two Arsenal players are at risk of a domestic suspension due to an accumulation of yellow cards and it speaks to Granit Xhaka's reformation that he is not one of them.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Mikel Arteta speaks to William Saliba of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

We don’t want to give up this 1st place: William Saliba

William Saliba told the French media that, while Arsenal are not talking about winning the title or even qualifying for the Champions League, they don't want to give up first place in the league.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (C) celebrates after scoring his team third goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Why William Saliba supported Arsenal as a child

William Saliba has explained why he started to follow Arsenal as a child, despite not coming from a footballing family.
William Saliba in an interview with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

“He’s Saliba” Arteta responds to Virgil van Dijk comparison

Mikel Arteta has responded to claims that William Saliba is a player 'in the mould' of Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk ahead of the two sides meeting on Sunday.
Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka holds the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 1, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Saka, Saliba, & Martinelli contract update provides major boost

Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli could all be under contract for longer than previously reported, according to new claims.
William Saliba playing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Barcelona + 2 others with serious interest in ‘untouchable’ William Saliba

Three clubs had William Saliba as a serious candidate on their transfer shortlist this summer, but Arsenal insisted he was untouchable.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates as Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes scores during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 27, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal open contract talks with William Saliba

Arsenal have opened contract talks with William Saliba, following his consistent run of starts in the team this season so far.
LONDON, ENGLAND: William Saliba of Arsenal runs breaks away from Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 more Arsenal players make Premier League Team of the Week

William Saliba and Granit Xhaka both made the BBC's Premier League Team of the Week after their north London derby performances.
LONDON, ENGLAND: William Saliba of Arsenal runs breaks away from Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

William Saliba proves Mikel Arteta right

William Saliba put in a mammoth performance in his first north London derby on Saturday, proving Mikel Arteta right to believe in him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: William Saliba of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives update on William Saliba’s contract talks

David Ornstein believes William Saliba is in no rush to sign a new contract at Arsenal, preferring to take his time and see how things develop.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of England replaces Phil Foden of England during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on September 26, 2022. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Every result for Arsenal’s internationals in September

13 Arsenal players were called up for the international break in September, with 10 featuring on the pitch. Let's take a look at their results.
France's defender William Saliba (C) gets up to head the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match between Denmark and France in Copenhagen on September 25, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Deschamps blames inexperience for defeat after early Saliba sub

Didier Deschamps has suggested inexperience was behind France's defeat to Denmark on Sunday, after William Saliba was substituted at half-time.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) and Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrate after winning at the end of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. - Arsenal won 3 - 0 against Bournemouth. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba repeats thoughts on Mikel Arteta decision

There is no doubt that William Saliba is one of the hottest young defenders playing the game at the minute and the Frenchman says he came back to Arsenal to 'win'.

5 Arsenal players make Premier League Teams of the Week

Arsenal players featured heavily across the various Teams of the Week following a comfortable win over Brentford at the weekend.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (C) celebrates after scoring his team third goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba defends Arsenal’s decisions

William Saliba says it was for the best that he spent the last few seasons on loan, before praising Mikel Arteta's coaching at Arsenal.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal shoots during the Florida Cup match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Camping World Stadium on July 23, 2022. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Arsenal optimistic 3 key players will extend their contracts

Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar believes new deals for Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli are all on track before January.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (C) celebrates after scoring his team third goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players appear in Teams of the Week – again

For the third week in a row, Arsenal have entrants in the various Teams of the Week, this time for their victory over Bournemouth.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba (C) celebrates after scoring his team third goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal players sing Saliba song in dressing room

William Saliba put in yet another brilliant performance this weekend, capping it all with a spectacular goal as he was serenaded by Arsenal fans with a chant the players are now joining in with.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: William Saliba of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: They’ll see what a game Saliba had

Granit Xhaka believes we should forget William Saliba's own goal because the defender is a proper leader with a lot of quality.
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba reacts after scoring an own goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 13, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Edu sends message to Arsenal fans over Saliba reaction

Technical director Edu Gaspar has sent a message of appreciation to the Arsenal fans for their response to William Saliba's own goal on Saturday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arteta hails Saliba and Arsenal fans for response after OG

Mikel Arteta has heaped even more praise on William Saliba as the youngster put in another great display against Leicester City, never letting his head drop after scoring an unfortunate own goal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: William Saliba of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arteta shares what Saliba wanted to do this summer

William Saliba was always determined to come back and succeed at Arsenal this season, according to his manager Mikel Arteta.