William Saliba: Prince of all centre backs

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by razörist, Aug 18, 2020.



  1. Van Dijk

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  2. Saliba

    54 vote(s)
  3. Maguire

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  1. Gursha

    Gursha Well-Known Member

    Now one of his driven passes led to a goal. salibas distribution is so clever... so smart, we never had a center back like that in ages!
  2. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    He's really not ready for the first team it seems. Wasn't in the first team squad for Fulham even though not injured and we had no CB on bench
  3. APierre

    APierre You Wanna Come Out Here?

    If people didn't label him as "the Mbappe of defenders" after watching him two times on YouTube, you would understand why a 19 year old is getting eased into the toughest league in the world.
  4. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Exactly this is not a surprise to anyone with a working brain. Some of us were saying until we were blue in the face that Saliba would need an adjusting period when everyone thought he'd just waltz into the starting 11. Arteta knows that just chucking a 19 year old into the deep end of the PL especially after little game time with how the French league ended could have disastrous consequences. And on that note thank **** it's Arteta managing this situation and not Emery who threw Guendouzi into the deep end and never developed even slightly as a player as a result of it.
    APierre likes this.
  5. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Oh look it’s the “Working Brain” squad back at it again.
  6. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    think he could be eased into the team as part of a back 3. Would rather give him game time than Holding.
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  7. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Saliba’s mistake leading to a goal at 1:40

  8. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Important to remember that he only played 10-12 games last season. Would have been differet had he played a full season even though he would still have needed time.
  9. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Just a misplaced pass tho
  10. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Yeah the blame for that goes to the keeper. Not great he misplaced the pass but the keeper just had to narrow the angle, player already outside the posts heading towards byline
  11. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    If he isn’t fully ready better to let the lad sit. We are not desperate in need for a CB. There will be plenty of cup games where he can be eased in.
    Impact likes this.
  12. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Mistake there wasn't the pass, but the poor defensive awareness. Should have been able to track that run, but these are the kind of mistakes you'd expect him to make at this stage, not a big deal.
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  13. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Pretty obvious that Gabriel has been better in training or something, because Saliba has been here for much longer already.

    Saliba is so young so I rather he makes these mistakes first in unimportant games. He surely seems ambitious so will curse himself for a while and learn fast.

    Making the mistakes in important games would easily be devastating for such a young CB. That's why 3 atb seems a good option for some time even for Gabriel, he isn't too old either.
  14. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    It's pretty obvious that he is going to be world class in the future. Only injuries can stop it from happening. Him and Saka are the future of Arsenal.
  15. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Yeah, Gabriel is a CL CB with 3ish years in Saliba (and still he's inexperienced!) So not surprised Saliba isn't ready
  16. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Has got to be better than knob Holding. Would expect him to start on Wednesday.
  17. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Hope he can start against Pool in the cup.
  18. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    For those who aren't aware, Saliba is 19. He's a top prospect. There's no need for him to be starting 30+ games yet. We also recently signed Gabriel, who is just 22. Gabriel will also need an adjustment period and there is no reason for him to be playing 30+ games yet either.

    Patience guys, come January we'll have an inevitable injury crisis and both will be playing week in and week out regardless.
    Impact and oh to be a goon like this.
  19. Wounded Healer

    Wounded Healer Active Member

    i wonder how he compares with fofana lcfc just bought for 40 mil. and who is better?
  20. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    I call em the 'Hingsight Harem', always know better and create imaginary arguments to say 'i told you so' to no one.

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