William Saliba ‘didn’t train for ten days’ before Arsenal star took part in defensive masterclass against Brentford


Mikel Arteta has revealed Arsenal star actor William Saliba didn’t train for TEN days ahead of the Brentford clash.

The French defender broke the deadlock on Sunday afternoon with a perfectly placed header to send the Gunners on their way to a 3-0 win over Thomas Frank’s side.

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Saliba spent an unforgettable afternoon for Arsenal

His header put the Gunners on course for a 3-0 win over the Bees

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His header put the Gunners on course for a 3-0 win over the Bees

It was Saliba’s second Premier League goal after winning 3-0 at Bournemouth in August.

As well as scoring the opener, the 21-year-old put on an outstanding defensive display to keep Ivan Toney and his Brentford team-mates at bay, which is even more impressive considering his recent fitness struggles.

Speaking after the match, Arteta explained: “He was superb.

“He hasn’t trained for ten days because he was a bit uncomfortable, but he comes and competes like that.

“Not only the goal and his defense, but he does the ugly part of the game that people won’t recognize. He deserves the credit.


Saliba has already scored two Premier League goals this season

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Saliba has already scored two Premier League goals this season

Saliba’s opener was followed by goals from Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira which wrapped up the Gunners’ victory.

As a result, Arteta’s side will enter the international break in first place in the top flight.



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