Arsenal defender William Saliba has provided a positive update on his contract situation. The defender is one of the best players for the club this season.
However, his contract is expiring in the next two years. Hence, the Gunners are in early discussions to extend the contract of the French defender.
THE CURRENT CONTRACT SITUATION OF WILLIAM SALIBA
According to reports, Arsenal have opened talks with William Saliba for a contract extension. The defender signed a five-year contract when he signed for the club. However, he was loaned out for three seasons by the Gunners. Hence, this means he is into the last two years of his contract. Therefore, the hierarchy wants to extend his contract without any problems.
The report also claims that a number of European clubs were monitoring his situation. However, Arsenal have a strong position that the defender is untouchable. But, the rumors will keep on going till he signs a new contract. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also claimed Barcelona were monitoring his situation. However, they ended up signing Jules Kounde in the summer transfer window. Hence, Arsenal will have to resolve the contract situation before January.
THE FRENCH DEFENDER IS HAPPY AT ARSENAL
William Saliba has made it clear that he is happy at the club. The defender has also said that the talks for new contracts have started. However, the defender is in no rush to sign a new contract. He said,
” Yeah, we will see. They talk a little bit. We will see.” He also said,” He (Arteta) talked about my last season and he explained the project for this season. The more we win, the more we are confident. We want every week to win, to win, to win – and that’s it.
The defender also said that he enjoyed playing every season of his first derby. His Arsenal teammates were also happy with his performances. The Gunners goalkeeper Ramsdale has said that Saliba has helped make the defense line more secure. Hence, the happiness among the squad indicates that every squad player is happy with the progress of William Saliba.
Arsenal will also be happy to hear the positive comments of William Saliba. However, they need to sort out the contract situation very quickly. William Saliba can be the future rock in the defense for the Gunners. Many fans have also dubbed him the future club captain.
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