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'Amazing': Some Arsenal fans reckon they've got the new Van Dijk on their books

Arsenal fans have been praising Gunners loanee William Saliba for his latest impressive performance.

The Arsenal defender is currently on loan at Marseille, where he has made five 90-minute appearances in all competitions.

Saliba joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2019 for £27million.

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Arsenal loaned the 20-year-old back to Saint-Etienne for the remainder of the season, and went on to reach the French Cup final.

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He then arrived at the Emirates Stadium last summer to much fanfare, and it was hoped that he’d stake a claim for a first-team place.

However, Mikel Arteta had other ideas, and Saliba has yet to make his Arsenal debut at senior level.

Indeed, the Frenchman went out on loan again at the start of 2021, and enjoyed a successful stint at Nice.

Saliba is now once again impressing – and once again, not for the Gunners.

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On Thursday, Marseille played out a 1-1 draw with Lokomotiv Moscow, and the Gunners loanee shone for his current side.

He was involved in the build-up to Marseille’s opening goal from the spot, dominated in the air, and was overall solid at the back and dangerous in attack.

And Arsenal fans were delighted with Saliba’s efforts – as well being as annoyed he’s not playing for them right now:

This is not the first time fans have compared Saliba to Van Dijk:

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