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Some Arsenal fans react to William Saliba display for Under-23s yesterday

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Some Arsenal fans react to William Saliba display for Under-23s yesterday

A number of Arsenal fans have been discussing how William Saliba played for the Gunners Under-23s in their Premier League 2 game last night.

Arsenal signed the talented 19-year-old centre-back last summer from Saint-Etienne, but he was loaned back as part of the deal, helping them reach the French Cup final.

With Saliba now finally at the Emirates Stadium, manager Mikel Arteta has resisted the temptation to throw him into the first-team picture right away.

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“I think it’s going to take him some time to adapt to our way of playing but as well to get adapted to the language, the rhythm, the physicality of the country,” Arteta said last week when asked why Saliba missed out on the Fulham squad.

With Arsenal in Premier League action on Saturday night against West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, it’s safe to say Saliba won’t be involved for the first team once again, following his 90 minutes for the U23s at Brighton.

Although he made a mistake for the hosts’ opening goal, he was overall quite impressive, showing great composure and quality to dominate play from deep, and helped his side to a 2-2 draw.

Here is what some Arsenal fans made of his display:

 
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