Ian Wright Was Surprised By One Arsenal Player Last NightAugust 6, 2022
Ian Wright Was Surprised By One Arsenal Player Last Night – Kuri007
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Ian Wright has praised Arsenal defender William Saliba on PremierLeague.com for his performance against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Friday evening.
The Arsenal legend was impressed by what he saw of Saliba on his Premier League debut for the Gunners against Palace.
The French international defender started the London derby and played the full 90 minutes.
Sky Sports analyst and former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, saw that Saliba was the best player in the London derby, which Arsenal won against the Eagles.
Ian Wright on Arsenal defender William Saliba
Wright said of Saliba to PremierLeague.com: “Saliba is someone we thought would be special. He turned into a full French international after studying in Ligue 1. He is calm and steady and has great pace. He came in and it looks like he’s been playing there for years.”
An inspiring display
In our opinion, Arsenal defender William Saliba was brilliant against Crystal Palace in the London derby.
The 21-year-old looked solid and composed at the back, not taking unnecessary risks, and was reading the game well.
The French player did not have much pressure in the first half, but when Palace increased the level after the break, Saliba was there at the back to stop the team’s attackers.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta keeps Saliba in the squad with Takehiro Tomiyasu returning from injury and taking his place at right back.
Would Arteta pair Saliba with Gabriel or would he move Ben White back to central defense and leave the Frenchman out?
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