Mikel Arteta reacts to William Saliba’s show for Arsenal in opposition to Chelsea FC - Football Roof

Mikel Arteta reacts to William Saliba’s show for Arsenal in opposition to Chelsea FC

Mikel Arteta has admitted that he has been delighted by what he has seen from William Saliba in pre-season for Arsenal to date this summer season.

The defender has linked up with the Arsenal squad in latest weeks after having spent the final three seasons on mortgage in France following his switch from Saint-Etienne in 2019.

Saliba earned loads of admirers for his performances for Marseille final time period as he helped them to complete in second place in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain.

The 21-year-old additionally earned his first senior caps for France this yr and can now be hoping to show himself as worthy of an everyday spot within the Arsenal first group through the season forward.

Saliba performed the complete 90 minutes as Arsenal claimed a dominant 4-0 victory over London rivals Chelsea FC of their pre-season conflict on Saturday evening.

And Arsenal boss Arteta has admitted that he has been thrilled by what he has seen from the Frenchman in latest days, claiming that he has “large potential”.

Talking in his post-match information convention after the win over the Blues, Arteta said: “I’m actually happy to see the way in which he’s taking part in, the way in which he has tailored to the group, the maturity that he’s proven at 21-years-old, stick with it doing it.

“We are going to preserve growing him, he has an enormous potential, he’s already a prime participant and we’ve got to make him even higher. He regarded able to me at present.”

New signing Oleksandr Zinchenko additionally made his first look for Arsenal through the sport and performed the primary half for Arteta’s facet.

And Arteta was additionally happy by the Ukraine worldwide’s show following his arrival from Manchester Metropolis this week.

“He was determined to play and I knew that,” Arteta stated of Zinchenko.

“It was a most 45 minutes however you would see right away he was snug. He understands all the things that I need, he understands the method and I assumed he had a very good sport.”

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