Following his return to Arsenal after nearly three years on loan, Saliba has become a fan favourite.
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He appears to have pushed Ben White to right back upon his return, as he and Gabriel Magalhaes are Arteta’s preferred centre back pairing.
Regardless, White has excelled at right back. Ian Wright even credited Arsenal’s recovery in the final third against oppositions in games to him.
Arsenal have started the season strongly, winning 7 of their last 8 EPL games and sitting atop the league table. Their victory over rivals Tottenham demonstrated how strong they’ve become this season.
Saliba, in particular, was outstanding in the London derby, putting no foot wrong throughout the game. As an appreciation, block 9 brass band recreated a nice chant for him: