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Thursday, December 7, 2023

William Saliba agrees new long-term deal with Arsenal

William Saliba has agreed a new long-term deal with Arsenal and will sign a four-year contract with the Gunners.

The France international had only one year left on his £40,000-a-week contract, and Arsenal were growing increasingly apprehensive about the discussions.

Other Premier League and foreign clubs had expressed interest in the centre-back, but Arsenal have now secured an agreement with Saliba.

According to The Athletic, the new contract will now enter the ‘paperwork stage,’ with both parties hoping to sign it soon.

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The Frenchman’s previous deal was set to expire in 12 months, leaving Arsenal at risk of losing him on a free next summer.

The centre-back proved just how vital he is to Mikel Arteta’s set-up when his injury against Sporting saw him miss the final 11 games of the season and de-rail Arsenal’s title bid.

However, he now follows Bukayo Saka, Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Aaron Ramsdale in agreeing new contracts with the Gunners, with the official announcement imminent.

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