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Arsenal activate option to renew William Saliba’s contract

Arsenal defender William Saliba, who was recently part of the French squad that reached the final of the World Cup, is set to renew his contract by another year after the Gunners triggered a clause in his contract, according to The Athletic.

The centre-back, who spent last season out on loan at Marseille, has impressed since his arrival in the Premier League side’s starting eleven. He previously had a spell at Nice and Saint-Étienne, having initially joined Arsenal from Les Verts in 2019.

The club had until tomorrow to activate their option to keep him at the club for another season, pushing back his contract expiry to 2024 now. Talks are ongoing over a longer-term extension.

Saliba has made 18 appearances so far this campaign for the North Londonders. Having been a French international since March, he was called up by Didier Deschamps for the World Cup and made an appearance in the final group stage match against Tunisia.