On Friday, William Saliba made a commitment to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal with the Gunners.
According to reports, the French center-back, who played a crucial role in Arsenal’s surprising run for the Premier League title last season, has apparently reached an agreement on a four-year contract worth £10 million ($13 million) per season.
Yes, the 22-year-old’s back injury was a significant factor in Mikel Arteta’s team’s decline in performance towards the end of the season, which ultimately helped Manchester City keep their title.
Arteta expressed his desire to extend William’s contract with us, which has been a long-standing goal for our team.
Last season, William really showed us all just how talented and valuable he is to our team.
It’s really exciting to see the talent he possesses at such a young age, only 22. And of course, at this stage of his career, there’s plenty of room for further development, like with any player.
Saliba only had one year remaining on the contract he signed back in 2019 when he joined from Saint-Etienne for a fee of £27 million.
However, he ended up spending the majority of the following three seasons back in France, going on loan to clubs like Saint-Etienne, Nice, and Marseille.
He gained international recognition with France for the first time while playing for Marseille. He was also part of the squad that made it to the World Cup final in Qatar last year.
Saliba has joined his teammates Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Aaron Ramsdale in signing new contracts recently.
It has been reported that Arsenal is getting closer to making some significant additions to their squad. Their goal is to become champions of England, something they haven’t achieved in the past 20 years.
Kai Havertz has already made the move to Chelsea in a £65 million deal. Additionally, it seems that the transfers for Declan Rice from West Ham and Ajax’s Jurrien Timber are also nearing completion.