Video: William Saliba wows Arsenal crowd with sensational piece of skill against Sevilla
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Video: William Saliba wows Arsenal crowd with sensational piece of skill against Sevilla

There was excitement in the air for Arsenal fans as they finally got to see William Saliba in action today against Sevilla.

The Frenchman returned to the club this summer off the back of an excellent campaign with Marseille and looks to be pushing to make the starting XI against Crystal Palace this weekend.

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Saliba was bought for big money by the Gunners but has spent the last two years away on loan. Indeed, at times, there has been doubts from Arsenal fans if they will ever actually see the big defender in action. Well, they got their wish today and Saliba produced a fine piece of skill for Arsenal against Sevilla to leave his mark early on.

In a video shared by Arsenal’s official social accounts, Saliba can be seen seen keeping his cool with three Sevilla players in close proximity. There were notable ‘ooohhs and ‘aaahhs’ from the Arsenal crowd inside the The Emirates.

Of course, Saliba might not be afforded such time to get away with such a piece of play when the Premier League swings into action. But it did demonstrate a confidence on display from Saliba, and the moment will have done him the world of good.

TBR’s View: Arsenal Fans Can Be Excited By Saliba

The piece of skill produced here by Saliba for Arsenal against Sevilla was no fluke. He knew what he was doing and it was a confident piece of play from a defender who looked assured all game.

Sure, Sevilla didn’t pose too much threat. But Saliba will have felt some pressure playing at The Emirates and he dealt with everything really well.

There is lots for Arsenal fans to like about William Saliba and he can, on this evidence anyway, be a vital player for them this coming season.

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