David Ornstein says ‘all of the world’s biggest clubs’ would try to sign £27m Arsenal man if he was up for sale

David Ornstein has claimed that if Arsenal made William Saliba available for a transfer, every big club in the world would try to sign him.

The Frenchman is one of the best defenders on the planet right now. He is among the biggest reasons why Arsenal have been so good, and the Gunners deserve praise for tying him down to a new contract.

David Ornstein says all the big clubs in the world would want to sign Arsenal’s William Saliba
Arsenal signed William Saliba from Saint-Etienne back in 2019 for £27 million (Goal).

The French defender had a difficult first few years as a Gunner. Mikel Arteta refused to give him any opportunities early on, and that forced him to go out on loan.

Saliba had impressive spells at Nice and Marseille. He returned to Arsenal before the start of last season, and he has been one of the first names on the team sheet since.

The 22-year-old is an unbelievable defender. He is up there with the very best, and Arsenal knew clubs would line up for him if he ever became available. That’s why they tied him down to a new contract.

David Ornstein has claimed now that if Saliba was up for sale, every big club in the world would try and sign him.

He wrote in The Athletic: “He has only just signed a new long-term contract and I’ve not heard anything about him wanting to be anywhere else. If he was ever to become available, I’m sure most/all of the world’s biggest clubs would try to sign him.

“Indeed, there was strong interest in him from the Premier League and beyond before he put pen to paper on that deal. But, he is Arsenal property for the foreseeable future and they will be delighted with that.”

William Saliba is Arsenal’s most important player
Mikel Arteta has built a fantastic squad at Arsenal, hasn’t he?

The Gunners are strong in every area of the pitch, so it’s always hard to pick one and say they are the most important player at the club.

Many people will say Declan Rice is the one, but Darren Bent has been adamant this week that Saliba is Arsenal’s most important player.

As highly as we rate Rice, we agree with Bent. If Saliba gets injured like he did last season, Arsenal will crumble.

Mikel Arteta calls up ‘stunning’ 18-year-old gem to Arsenal training pre-Brentford

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been putting his players through their paces ahead of Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Brentford.

The Gunners are in great form at present, having won their last seven games in the league and scoring plenty along the way.


Arsenal have also won eight of their last ten games at the Emirates Stadium, scoring 27 goals in the process.

Brentford, meanwhile, have won only two of their last ten on the road and starting to look over their shoulders.

Just six points separate the Bees from the Premier League’s bottom three at present.


On Thursday, the Arsenal media team published photos from their latest training session at London Colney.

Michal Rosiak, one of the most talented players in the Hale End setup, was spotted in the session, giving chase to Gabriel Jesus.

Who is Arsenal academy talent Michal Rosiak?
Michal Rosiak is an 18-year-old midfielder who can also play at right-back, and has been making waves at Under-18 and Under-21 level this term.

The Poland Under-19 international moved from his home country to England back in 2016, when he was just 10 years old.

Rosiak used to play for a local team in his hometown called Glaz Tychowo.

In England, he joined Arsenal after being scouted at a football tournament with his school.

This season, Rosiak has six goals and four assists from 13 U18 Premier League outings, showing he’s effectively above that level.

He has also made seven Premier League 2 (U21) appearances this term, and has featured in the EFL Trophy, UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup too.

“I would say my versatility is a strong part of my game,” Rosiak told the Arsenal website in 2022.

“I am comfortable playing anywhere across the backline, but I would say that my preferred position is central midfield.

“I’m hard working, I’ll run around a lot, and I just like to be controlling things in the middle of the park for us and build up the momentum of the team.”

Rosiak has a penchant for ‘stunning‘ free kicks and Ian Wright deemed him a “fantastic” player earlier this season.

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