The defender was set to become a free agent next year, but the Italian journalist says he will be staying at the Emirates on a long-term deal.
Arsenal contract news — William Saliba
According to 90min, Saliba’s contract extension, as well as Reiss Nelson’s, could be confirmed this week.
Last month, The Athletic reported that the 22-year-old had agreed a new four-year deal with Arsenal in a huge boost to Mikel Arteta.
The same outlet also claimed that Saliba was attracting interest from other clubs in the Premier League and abroad, but the Frenchman has decided to remain in north London.
He was an extremely important player for the Gunners last season, so losing him would have been a major blow for Arteta
What has Fabrizio Romano said about William Saliba’s contract situation at Arsenal?
Tuesday afternoon, Romano remarked in an interview with GIVEMESPORT: “For Saliba, it’s finished. Saliba will have a long-term contract with Arsenal. All issues have been resolved. He has already responded positively.
How delighted will Mikel Arteta be with William Saliba’s new contract?
He will be overjoyed. Once more, the center-half proved absolutely essential for Arsenal during the 2022–23 season, enabling his team fight for the crown.
Saliba had the second-highest average of any player on his team, according to WhoScored, with three clearances per game. The second-highest average among his teammates, he also won two aerial duels each game, demonstrating how crucial he was to the Gunners’ defense.
The France international suffered an injury toward the end of the campaign, and Arsenal struggled to function without him.
He missed matches against Liverpool, West Ham United, and Southampton as a result, a stretch of games that ultimately likely cost the north London team the title.
They took just three points out of nine from those matches before losing 4-1 against eventual champions Manchester City at the Etihad.
Arteta looks to have learned from that as his side close in on the signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax.
According to the MailOnline, Arsenal are about to wrap up a deal for the 22-year-old, who will improve their options in central defence.
All in all, with Arsenal active in the transfer window and Saliba, who is valued at around £55m by Transfermarkt, committing his future to the club, it has been a great summer for the Premier League outfit so far.