After observing Arsenal’s centre defender William Saliba in action against Everton at Goodison Park, Garth Crooks has been gushing about the Gunners defender.
In the Premier League on Sunday, Arsenal defeated Everton 1-0 away from home at Goodison Park.
In the second half, Leandro Trossard scored the game’s lone goal.
Even though Everton played mostly defence, they did have a few opportunities.
Garth Crooks, a former attacker for Tottenham Hotspur, has observed how skilled Arsenal defender William Saliba was when he had to step up to the plate.
In his Premier League Team of the Week, the BBC Sport commentator featured the France international central defender, pointing out that the £190,000-a-week (Spotrac) defender is “so comfortable under pressure.”
Accolades for William Saliba, an Arsenal defender, against Everton
In an article published on BBC Sport, Crooks stated: “Beto attempted to run William Saliba down his left side during the first half at Goodison Park on Sunday in an attempt to get a shot in on goal. The Everton striker, well, he never should have bothered.
It was like taking sweets from a baby, how easily Saliba ran Beto and the ball out of play.
I haven’t seen an Arsenal centre back appear so at ease under duress in a very long time. Saliba is also astute enough to recognise when to end tackles that he can’t win easily in the penalty area.
William Saliba, an Arsenal player, is among the top defenders in the Premier League.
William Saliba, the centre defender for Arsenal, is among the top defenders in the Premier League in our opinion.
Saliba performed admirably for Arsenal the previous season, and he has been outstanding thus far this year.
And the Frenchman is only twenty-two.
Over the ensuing years, he will undoubtedly continue to develop better.
With Saliba in the back, Arsenal is a stronger, more reliable, and more capable team defensively.
This season, Mikel Arteta’s team hopes to win the Premier League and have an effect in the UEFA Champions League.