Arsenal have made a flying start to the season with the Gunners sat top of the league following their north London derby win.
One player who has played a huge part in their successful season so far is William Saliba.
Now, the north London club are trying to tie him down to a new contract and Mikel Arteta is confident a deal will get done.
Arteta: “He was so committed just to play for Arsenal”
This summer, Saliba returned to north London following two seasons spent away on loan.
Up until this summer, there were many question marks over the Frenchman’s relationship with Arsenal and why he was being sent out on loan.
But now, given his remarkable start to the new campaign, Arteta’s handling of the 21-year-old looks to have paid off.
He looks more committed than ever and is playing like someone desperate to prove himself.
Having signed back in 2019, the youngster will have just one year left on his current contract next summer, therefore, Arsenal want him to renew.
Arteta has been speaking about the situation and has revealed that he is confident the defender will commit his future to the Gunners.
The Spanish coach said: “I was really impressed and surprised when I spoke to him.
“The way the relationship started, [I wondered] if there was damage there, because he had certain expectations.
“But he was so committed just to play for Arsenal.
“If I look at how he talks about the club and how much he wants to be here, I have no doubts that he wants to continue to be here.”