Arsenal must find a partner for William Saliba claims former Gunner

Kevin Campbell has become the latest former Arsenal star who has backed William Saliba to become an instant hit at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal signed Saliba for £27 million in the summer and the Gunners allowed him to continue his development by spending this campaign on loan in France with his former club Saint Etienne.

He has continued to develop well and helped his team reach the French Cup final this season.

He has been backed by the likes of Bacary Sagna and Mikael Silvestre to succeed as soon as he gets back from his loan spell and Campbell has now joined them with his opinion.

The former Gunner, who played for Arsenal in the early 90s, claims that Saliba is an astute signing even though Arsenal were accused of overpaying for him when they got the deal over the line.

Campbell said as quoted by the Sun: “We made a very astute signing last year which many gave the club stick for: Saliba.

“At least we’ve got a centre half, a big, strong, quick, centre half who is going to go straight into that side. He has to.

“Do we need another one? Yes we probably do. Will we get one? Who knows?

“If we can get Saliba in and bed him in nicely then at least the defence is a lot younger and is a lot stronger.”

Saliba is one player that Arsenal fans are looking forward to seeing when next season starts and if a new defence partner is added to his signing, the Gunners could have one of the best defences next season.

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6 Comments

  1. Austin says:

    Hopeful they buy Gabriel from Lille

  2. Robert Acedius says:

    Or Pau Torres. He’s so fast! A 6ft 3 guy who can run down Jamie Vardy. Wow.

    1. Austin says:

      Still would go for Gabriel ahead of Pau

      Mari is kinda slow and I reserve some little doubt until he’s tested

  3. Jo-Gunz says:

    Saliba Mari Tierny

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    I agree, we need an experienced quality CB to work with Saliba. Arsenal have been the worst club ever for wasting talent, pairing them with rubbish! Last thing I want to see is Saliba pairing up with the likes of Luiz or Mustafi.

  5. Robert Acedius says:

    There will always be an adaptation problem. Even with a talent like William Saliba. You never know if the guy is a player for EPL before he show he is. Lot’s of talents want to come and try the best league in the world, but far from all become a success. So, for William Saliba’s best, it ought to be a partner who is already adapted, who have proved himself to be EPL player. But not a +30 guy. Saliba don’t need a pitch-daddy. Rather someone in the mid twenties. Nathan Ake? John Stones?

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