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William Saliba could leave Arsenal

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Arsenal has unsurprisingly offered a new contract to William Saliba after his stunning form in this campaign.

The defender has been on their books since 2019, but he only started playing for them this season after spending much of his early Gunners days away on loan.

Having him on the team has been refreshing and his performances are a reason the club is at the top of the league table.

He has formed a solid defensive partnership with Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season, which has been key to helping Mikel Arteta’s side stun every fan.

His current deal expires in 2023, with the option of an additional year which the Gunners can trigger.

The Athletic reports Arsenal has been happy with his performance and has offered him a contract extension.

The club hopes he signs it, but his entourage could send back a counter-offer if they do not like what Arsenal has offered.

ARSENAL star William Saliba is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

The 21-year-old has starred for the Gunners this season after spending the last two campaigns out on loan in France.

However a move back to Ligue 1 could be on the cards as PSG are monitoring his contract situation with Saliba having just under two years left on his deal.

Rumours suggest that there could be some complications over tying the Frenchman down long-term and PSG have already made contact over a possible transfer.

Arsenal are looking to hand improved deals to Saliba, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli to fight off interest from other teams with confidence that all three will sign.

CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs claims Saliba’s is the most complicated of the trio to get done.

He said: “Compared to Martinelli and Saka, he’s [Saliba] only been back at the club a few months.

“He’s still coming to terms with a lot of voices in his ear. It’s not just Marseille, it’s PSG saying: ‘if you’re that uncertain or unsure about Arsenal, we can potentially bring you in’.

“PSG are definitely still looking for defenders. I see no reason he would want to leave but the only caveat there is he did love living in France. If PSG did come in, it might give him a decision to make.

“Arsenal have confidence but there is a lot more concrete interest around Saliba.”

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