William Saliba has insisted there’s “no strain” on Arsenal regardless of their wholesome lead on the prime of the Premier League desk.
- Saliba eases Arsenal’s strain
- In negotiations on the extension of the contract
- The present contract runs till 2024
WHAT HAPPENED? The France worldwide performed a key position in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham within the north London derby on Sunday, extending their lead on the Premier League summit to eight factors. The Gunners are chasing their first title since 2003-04. and it has been urged that the comparatively younger and inexperienced crew will battle to remain heading in the right direction. Nonetheless, Saliba has no doubts they’ll deal with the load of rising expectations on the Emirates Stadium and has urged his team-mates to keep up their present degree because the schedule continues to pile up.
WHAT THEY SAID: “There is not any strain as a result of we’re enjoying for it,” Saliba stated. “It is higher to be on the prime than on the backside with that form of strain. It is higher to go on like this and we do not have to be underneath strain.
“We’re targeted on ourselves. We aren’t targeted on our rivals. We’ve to proceed like this and focus solely on ourselves. It’ll by no means be sufficient. We all know now we have plenty of video games forward of us. We’ve to be targeted as a result of issues can change shortly.”
BIGGER PICTURE: Saliba has been in talks with Arsenal over a brand new long-term deal since October, having proved himself to Mikel Arteta since coming back from a mortgage spell at Marseille. The Gunners reportedly triggered one-year extension choices within the contracts of Saliba and Bukayo Saka final month, which can maintain them on the membership till not less than 2024.
Saliba has reiterated that he sees his future past Arsenal, including: “I am so comfortable right here. The membership is speaking to my agent and me, the one factor I can do is [focus on my football]. I am so comfortable right here.”
WHAT’S NEXT FOR ARSENAL? Mikel Arteta’s males face title contenders Manchester United on the Emirates Stadium on January 22.