By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Saint-Etienne’s boss Claude Puel has revealed Arsenal have greatness in the making in 19-year-old potential Indomitable Lions defender William Saliba.
The Bond-native enjoyed a great season judging by his age, featuring in 12 matches in the Central defensive role under the emblematic French coach.
Saliba came through the ranks of the different youth teams of Saint Etienne.
Last summer he penned a deal to join Arsenal from Saint-Etienne but stayed at the French Ligue 1 club in other to get more game time and look certain to go to the Emirates stadium this summer.
In a recent interview with the Athletico, Claude Puel had some kind words for the French-Cameroonian.
“Saliba is a fantastic footballer. He is young, but his game is very mature. He is equally a good person in the dressing room. I think he will be a good addition at Arsenal.It will be hard for us without him, but I think it is a fantastic opportunity for Arsenal. I think they need a good defender and have done for some time, and I think William is the right player. I believe he can play all the time in the first team at Arsenal.”The Ex-Southampton and Leicester City boss stated.
Such comments from a gaffer who knows the English Premier League as well as he knows the player is telling and gives Arsenal fans an idea of the kind of player their has recruited.
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