Saliba is not unanimous in England and is destroyed by a legend of PL

Imperial at the start of the season with Arsenal before his heavy injury which kept him away from the field since March, William Saliba was not spared by Jamie Carragher.

Back in the Premier League after a very successful loan to Olympique de Marseille, William Saliba has become one of Mikel Arteta’s key pieces. Only, the French defender was injured a few weeks ago and can no longer be aligned by the Spanish coach. Since then, the London club has struggled in the league and has even lost its leading position to Manchester City.

This idea that they didn’t concede goals with Saliba in central defense is a myth

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For Jamie Carragher, the French international was far from the perfect player that everyone defined. “Defensively, that’s where the shoe pinches at Arsenal. When you think of title winners, you think of players in my position: Vincent Kompany, Virgil van Dijk, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Jaap Stam, John Terry. When I look at Arsenal centre-backs, I don’t think they have one of them yet, although Saliba could become one. (…) This idea that they did not concede goals, or that they were vulnerable, with Saliba in central defense is a myth, dropped the former England international. I think he has the potential to become a Virgil van Dijk, a Vincent Kompany or a Rio Ferdinand, that kind of character in central defense. (…) I’m not saying he wouldn’t have made a huge difference in the second half of the season. He would have, because he’s better than Rob Holding, he’s better than Kiwior, there’s no doubt about it. But he was still making mistakes that led to goals.”

Arsenal legend sends strong message to Saliba

Former Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has spoken about the future of several elements of the English club in the transfer window. If some are tracked by big European clubs, the Nigerian hopes that they will stay to mark the history of the club!

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“They have to grow together. Next season, Arsenal will return to the Champions League. They want to compete and have their say. If this team remains as a whole, with the addition of some experienced players, it will remain competitive and continue to grow. Stay together to grow together, launched the former Gunners striker to They are pure, extremely talented young players who identify fantastically with the club. All of these players can mark an era at Arsenal.”

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