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Some Arsenal fans celebrate as William Saliba nominated for Ligue 1 award

Some Arsenal fans were celebrating after William Saliba was included in Ligue 1’s defender of the year shortlist.

The move comes despite the Gunners man having joined Nice in the January transfer window,

During his loan spell with the French side, Saliba was named as the club’s player of the month for January.

He’s enjoyed a great time with the Eaglets, playing 20 times and even scoring his first-ever senior goal on the final day against Lyon.

It’s in stark contrast to his time with Arsenal, where the defender has yet to make a senior appearance since joining in 2019.

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The Frenchman was sent off on-loan during the winter window after failing to play a single game in the first-half of the campaign.

TBR View: Saliba has more than proven his worth to Arsenal with award nomination

After his nomination, there’s no doubt the 19-year-old has more than proved his worth to Mikel Arteta.

Sending him out on loan in the January window was a way of giving him more game time and proved a worthwhile decision.

Failure to give him first-team minutes next season will lie at the feet of Arteta. The Spaniard needs to make the right decisions and start the talented youngster.

Here is how fans reacted to the news…

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