Arsenal fans react to William Saliba stats in Marseille win
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to laud William Saliba after his statistics in Marseille’s win over Rennes came to light on Sunday.
Saliba started on the right of the back three as Jorge Sampaoli’s side looked to extend their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season.
Rennes, of course, went into the game off the back of an impressive 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
Unlike Spurs, Saliba is able to boast a clean sheet against Bruno Genesio’s side. Marseille ran out 2-0 winners on Sunday.
And Saliba produced an outstanding performance in the victory.
He found a teammate with 66 of his 67 passes. Interestingly, he also had two attempts on goal for the home side at Stade Velodrome (Whoscored).
Unsurprisingly, Saliba’s performance did not escape the attention of Arsenal fans on social media.
Of course, there was a lot of anger when he was given the green light to leave the Gunners on loan once again in the summer.
Many remain adamant that he is amongst Arsenal’s best options at centre-back. And they have implored Mikel Arteta to make sure he gets a chance upon his return.
They cannot understand why he was let go when others stayed put. The likes of Rob Holding and Pablo Mari have come in for criticism this season.
‘Better bring this guy back next season’: Arsenal fans laud Saliba after Marseille win
For several, Saliba’s performance vindicates their belief that he should not have left the Emirates.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Arsenal fans were saying about Saliba as his statistics from Sunday came to light…
🇫🇷 William Saliba vs Rennes
— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) September 19, 2021
Let’s just appreciate that he is comfortable, playing well, and is still an Arsenal player after this season. Nothing but positive to have him playing well.
— Sideline Sports (@SidelineSport_) September 19, 2021
Imagine when he is ready. 🤔
— Jay (@TheLastOG_J) September 19, 2021
But Calum chambers and Pablo Mari are still in my club https://t.co/Nnq13Wleua
— Hot boy Swerve (@ldnboy_Ty) September 19, 2021
Can’t wait to have this demon back next season, he’s been insane for Marseille https://t.co/Dgb9uas23n
— JNRGaming (@gaming_jnr) September 19, 2021
We better bring this guy back next season! https://t.co/snkXulmQRv
— Oritsetsemayé (@_Osasu__) September 19, 2021
Ridiculous stats. He has to come back next season. https://t.co/NxF8T8U5db
— Bharat (@ArtetaBalll) September 19, 2021
Haaland and Mbappe level. Generational 🙌🏾 https://t.co/4Eq5QXYlYL
— Abraham (@ABSourcing) September 19, 2021
Our best Cb is on loan 😪 https://t.co/Dusev8I7GE
— Omzz 🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴 (@omzz43) September 19, 2021
Arsenal really underestimate how good this boy is. Complete gem 💎 https://t.co/U1gaftU3kf
— The Three Bruces (@mubmaks) September 19, 2021
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