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Arsenal activate William Saliba contract option

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Premier League leaders Arsenal have, on Friday, moved to solidify the future of fan favourite defender William Saliba.French international Saliba, of course, has enjoyed a stellar campaign to date.Finally afforded a place back in Mikel Arteta’s squad after a string of loan spells away from north London, the 21-year-old has gone about showcasing precisely why the the powers that be at the Emirates pushed so hard for his signature in the first place.Saliba has featured from the off in all 15 of Arsenal’s outings en route to the summit of England’s top-flight, establishing himself as one of the first names on the Gunners’ team sheet.Arsenal defender William Saliba jumps over Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin during The Charm City Match between Arsenal and Everton at M&T Bank Stadium on July 16, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. (Credit Image: © Randy Litzin (Alamy Stock Photo)It should therefore come as little surprise, late this evening, to hear of the club’s board moving to tie their talented young stopper down, at least for the time being.As per a report from the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, ‘Arsenal have activated option to extend William Saliba contract until June 2024.’This comes with the Frenchman’s current terms having been due to expire next summer.Negotiations over a new and improved contract, meanwhile, continue between the two parties.🚨 Arsenal have activated option to extend William Saliba contract until June 2024. Existing terms were due to end June 2023 & deadline to trigger extra 12 months was Dec 31. Arsenal did so in recent days. Talks continue over fresh deal @TheAthleticFC #AFC https://t.co/c2qfetlxJd— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) December 30, 2022 Details emerge as Qatari Sports Investments prepare for minority investment in Paris Saint-GermainAntonio Conte offers worrying injury update on Rodrigo Bentancur ahead of Tottenham vs Aston Villa

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