The current Premier League season is witnessing some of the best matches every matchday. From close encounters to last-minute steals, from high goal-scoring matches to some of the best clean-sheet games. Apart from the above fact, youngsters have shined a lot in the league and have become the face of the team. Similarly, for Arsenal, it is their young defender, William Saliba.
Well, when he joined the club, he didn’t get many opportunities and was given on loan to different teams for three consecutive seasons. But, now he is an integral part of the club and has been their star player in every line-up. Not only has he stopped opponents from scoring goals, but he has also created several scoring opportunities and even scored goals for the club. At a very young age, he is showcasing the caliber of an experienced player. So let’s know more about the Arsenal wonder boy, William Saliba.
Age and Height
The French footballer, Saliba was born on March 24, 2001, and currently, he is 22 years old. He started playing football at a very young age, and he was just seven years old, when he represented his first football club, AS Bondy. Later, after years of practice and learning, he made his professional career debut with the Saint-Etienne team in 2018.
Regarding his height, he is a tall player and is 1.92 meters high, which is around 6 feet 4 inches. He stands tall at the defensive line and also plays a crucial role during corner kicks.
Jersey Number and Position
William Saliba plays at the center-back position for both Arsenal and the France national football team. When it comes to his jersey number, he has different numbers for both sides. When he represents the France national team, he wears the number 17 jersey, and when he represents Arsenal, he wears the number 2 jersey.
Saliba made his professional career debut in 2018 with the Saint-Etienne B team. Since then, he has represented four different clubs in his career, excluding the national side. Here are his stats in professional and international football.
|2018-2020 (loan)||Saint Etienne||38||–||–|
|2022-present||France national side||10||–||–|
(The above stats are as of November 2023.)
Contract and Salary
The French defender, Williams Saliba has signed a four-year contract valued at £39.5 million with Arsenal. Saliba has an annual salary of £9,880,000 with Arsenal, which means his weekly salary is £190,000. He signed this contract in 2023, which will expire in June 2027. As per sources, if he performs well this season, the club will be extending his contract for at least a couple of years.
Brain Robertson is William Saliba’s father. He is of Lebanese descent and later moved to France, where William was born. He has supported William in his football journey since day one and wants his son to become one of the best players in football history.
As per sources, William Saliba is currently single and is not dating anyone. He has always kept his personal life private and away from the media. As a result, there is not much information about his relationship status in the public domain, and he is speculated to be single.