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‘Saliba will become one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League’

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William Saliba has all the qualities to succeed and could be one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League according to Bacary Sagna.

Saliba signed for the Gunners last summer from Saint-Ettiene, but as part of the deal, he was to remain with the French side till the end of the current season.

The 19-year-old is set to join the club permanently in the summer and is already touted as the first big step in sorting the Gunner’s faltering back-line.

Saliba has impressed for Saint-Ettiene this season since his return from injury and is already earning a big reputation as a solid centre-back.

Former Gunner Bacary Sagna is certain the Frenchman already has all the qualities to excel and could end up being one of the best in the league.

“First he will need to adapt to English football,” Sagna exclusively told Goal.

“He is a big prospect for the future but Arsenal need him to perform as soon as he starts.

“He is aware of that probably, but he has a lot of qualities and he will learn fast. Hopefully he will achieve good things and become one of the best centre-backs in the league.”

“Saliba is very confident in defending, he is not afraid to defend one against one and most of the time he wins the duels, which is the best quality as a defender.”

“You need some security, you need some presence and he has that.”