Arsenal speak with William Saliba's agent about defender's future

Gunners in talks with Saliba's agent about extending deal

Arsenal speak with William Saliba's agent about defender's future

Arsenal defender William Saliba has returned to the club's training ground with his agent to discuss his contract, reports suggest.

Saliba is understood to have been at the club's training gorund London Colney to continue negotiations with the Gunners about his future following three loan stints at St-Etienne, Nice and Marseille.

The talks come after it is believed that the the centre-back held positive talks with the Gunners, who aim to tie him down to a long-term deal.

With Gabriel Jesus already showing his talent by scoring his first goal in red and white during the club's 5-3 victory in Nuremburg on Friday, the odds have lessened for the Gunners to finish in the top four next season. In the meantime, if you fancy a flutter why not have a bet with Bonus Kampanjkod Vi är experter på bonuskoder   as they say.

Arsenal are keen to open talks to extend the France international's stay with the club he has yet to make a first team appearance for.

Saliba, who was signed by previous incumbent Unai Emery, during his ill-fated reign, has a deal that runs to 2024.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insisted the 21-year-old will be integrated into his team following his loan at Marseille last term.

The Frenchman's form helped L'OM finish second in the table, with his performances earning him the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award - with the Ligue 1 giants keen to turn his temporary stay into a permanent one.

However, Arsenal want Saliba to stay and challenge Ben White and Gabriel for a centre-back spot.

And the defender is keen to stay at the Emirates, claiming he wants to show his 'true face'.

Saliba told Telefoot: "I belong to Arsenal, I still have two years left.

"I will be back with Arsenal.

"I have played zero matches and I still want to show them my true face and have the chance to play for these fans and this great club.

"But it doesn’t just depend on me. In any case, to leave like this, would be a shame."

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