JUST IN : Arsenal negotiating to extend William Saliba’s contract after strong start (DETAILS)
Arsenal defender, William Saliba has revealed that the club have opened negotiations in order to extend his current contract.
Saliba has been an undisputed starter for the Gunners since his return from loan ahead of the 2022/2023 football season.
The defender has made an impressive start at the heart of Arsenal defence alongside Gabriel, which has impressed the club enough to open talks of a a renewal.
When asked after the Tottenham game if he would renew with Arsenal, Saliba said :
“Yeah, we will see. They [the club and his representatives] talk a little bit.”
He continued :
“You have to wait every time and I waited a long time for my first North London Derby. I enjoyed it from the first minute to the end, and now I am so happy.
“We are so happy to win at home against Tottenham. It was a hard game, but we were focused all the game. We deserve this win.
“We play against the best players in the world. It is good for young players like me, and I learn a lot.
“The more we win, the more we are confident. We want every week to win, to win, to win — and that’s it.”
Saliba was signed in 2019 and had to wait three years to make his Arsenal debut as he went out on three loan spells during that period.
His contract is due to expire in 2024 and Arsenal are said to be trying to tie him down in a long term contract.