- Arsenal have triggered a contract extension for defender William Saliba
- The defender had been nearing the end of his current deal with the Gunners
- Mikel Arteta’s side have extended his contract until the summer of 2024
- The club remain in talks over a new long-term deal for the French international
- Saliba played the full match in Arsenal’s recent 3-1 win over West Ham at home
Arsenal has triggered an extension clause in William Saliba’s contract that will see the player’s deal run until 2024, according to reports.
The Frenchman has been one of the standout players throughout the Premier League campaign and has helped the Gunners sit atop the table heading into 2023.
The 21-year-old’s current deal was set to expire in the summer but Mikel Arteta‘s side have activated a clause that will see him stay for another year, at least.
Arsenal have triggered an extension clause for defender William Saliba that will run until 2024
Mikel Arteta’s side remain in talks with the Frenchman over a new long-term deal in London
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have activated the clause that extends his contact until 2024 but remain in talks over a long-term deal for the defender. The centre-back – after a few loan spells away from the club – has become an integral part of Arteta’s impressive back-line.
He’s started in every single Premier League game for the Gunners and has helped keep a clean sheet in six of their 15 top-flight outings so far.
It’s his first full-season with the north London side despite signing in 2019 after spending loan spells with St-Etienne, Nice and Marseille.
Saliba has formed a formidable partnership with centre-bac Gabriel Maghalhaes (left)
Saliba was voted Young Player of the Year after his performances for Marseille last season
The midfielder, 19, is currently building senior experience on loan with the Championship side and his contract was set to expire at the end of the season.
However, Arsenal decided to exercise the option of keeping him for a further two years, it was confirmed last week.