Saliba eyes World Cup spot with France

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Arsenal defender William Saliba says he hopes to be on the World Cup following his newest efficiency within the Gunners’ shirt.

THE LOWDOWN:  IMPORTANT FIGURE

William Saliba has seen his Arsenal profession obtain an infinite turnaround this marketing campaign. Despite joining the Gunners virtually three years in the past, it was simply this season he received the possibility to make his mark after a profitable mortgage spell at Marseille final season.

After making his debut towards Crystal Palace final month the place he was named man-of-the-match, Saliba has gone on to attain his first Arsenal goal, change into a daily member of the Arsenal squad, and has started every league recreation this season earlier than scoring his second purpose of the season towards Brentford on the weekend.

THE LATEST: EYEING QATAR

William Saliba says he’s hoping to be on the World Cup with France later this November.

The Frenchman is in line for the sixth cap for France after he was referred to as up for the Nations League matches towards Austria and Denmark this month.

“When you represent your country it’s amazing,” Saliba advised Sky Sports Super Sunday Matchday.

“My dream is to play in the World Cup with my country and I hope I will be in the team for the World Cup.”

Meanwhile, after watching Saliba rating a superb purpose towards his aspect on the weekend and has been backed by Brentford supervisor Thomas Frank to change into a beginning defender for France.

“I must say Saliba, ooft! He’s going to be a full international player for France, I’m sure,” Frank stated in his post-match press convention. “He’ll play in the starting line-up soon for that national team and that’s a strong national team.”

Competition for a beginning shirt within the nationwide group for Saliba comes from the likes of Manchester United defender Raphael Varane, Barcelona’s Jules Kounde, Dayot Upamecano of Bayern Munich and Monaco’s uncapped Benoit Badiashile. Others embody Clement Lenglet, Kurt Zouma, Presnel Kimpembe and Ibrahima Konate, who all have additionally been referred to as up by Les Bleus in latest months.

THE VERDICT: GOOD AMBITION

It is nice to see Saliba harbour this large ambition. He is taking part in at an attention-grabbing stage for the time being and nobody can fault his need to be on the World Cup in Qatar. He is taking part in his finest soccer for the time being within the largest league on this planet, so has each likelihood to be there if he retains it up.

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