Watch: Arsenal player William Saliba displays brilliant footwork against PSG
Although on the losing side, Arsenal Lender William Saliba impressed for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain.
Saliba, who joined the Gunners for £ 27million in the summer of 2019, was immediately loaned to Ligue 1 squad Saint Etienne for the 2019-20 season.
He arrived in the Emirates with high expectations, but was left out of his Premier League squad and only played for his Under-23 during the first half of 2020-21.
The 19-year-old returned to Ligue 1 in January in search of regular first-team football, joining Nice on loan for the remainder of the season.
“He [Mikel Arteta] judged me on two and a half games. I wish he played me more, “Saliba told RMC.” But he told me I was not ready. I was waiting for him to give me a chance, but football is like that. .
“I was waiting for him to give me a chance, but football is like that. When I first arrived at Arsenal the league looked great so I showed up for training and wanted to train on my own to show the coach that I was ready.
“I’m happy now, I want to play for Nice. The idea of being part of a team is a better feeling for me.
The center-back made his eighth appearance for his new side against PSG and showed why he is so highly rated with a promising display.
He made three interceptions and won 100% of his aerial and ground duels and was not dribbled during the match.
Saliba also showed he was comfortable with the ball at his feet, recovering the ball close to his own area before passing three players.
Football is just too easy for Saliba… pic.twitter.com/ggw74QdGPS
– Sam (@afcsammm) February 13, 2021