Video: What Arsenal's William Saliba was spotted doing after France secured their place in the World Cup final
Saliba has been a revelation at the back for Arsenal this season and he’s like a new signing for Arteta after returning from his loan spell with Marseille over the summer.
The 21-year-old has arguably been the best defender in the Premier League so far this season and his form earned him a place in Dider Deschamps’ World Cup squad.
Les Bleus have now booked their place in the final in Qatar after beating Morocco 2-0 last night. Goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani put an end to Morocco’s surprising run and secured France’s place in consecutive World Cup finals.
Saliba has only played 27 minutes during the tournament after Deschamps bought him off the bench in their final group stage game against Tunisia.
Despite his lack of minutes in Qatar, Saliba seems to be enjoying the tournament and was spotted celebrating with his teammates last night.
What Saliba was spotted doing
The French national team posted a video of the squad arriving back at their hotel after last night’s win. Deschamps’ men were greeted with an ovation from the hotel staff members and music to celebrate their win.
The France squad began to join in with the celebrations and sang along to Gala – Freed From Desire.
Saliba can be spotted in the video jumping up and down alongside former Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
Some of the French squad even jumped in the water fountain feature in the hotel to celebrate their win.
Saliba maye have played limited minutes at the World Cup but the Arsenal man seems to be enjoying the experience.
It’s his first ever appearance at the tournament with France and at just 21, he should have the opportunity to play a key role in the future.
Deschamps has preferred the likes of Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamecano over the Arsenal star in Qatar. Ibrahima Konate also returned to the starting line-up last night after not featuring in either of France’s knockout games beforehand.
Saliba will be hoping to benefit from the experience of his first World Cup and aim to force his way into Deschamps’ side in time for the Euros in 2024.
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