Many Arsenal fans are buzzing after seeing defender William Saliba put in a top performance for Saint-Etienne.
The centre back starred in a huge 1-0 win over their arch-rivals Lyon, with Les Verts scoring a 90th-minute winner through Robert Beric.
Arsenal signed the 18-year-old on a five-year contract but was instantly loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the next Ligue 1 campaign.
The Gunners paid £27m for the French defender, despite interest from North London rivals Tottenham, according to the BBC.
This was the defender’s first start of the league season for Saint-Etienne, with the youngster being out injured earlier in the season through a hamstring injury. New manager Claude Puel gave him his first start of the Ligue 1 campaign and he was duly rewarded with three points and a clean sheet.
Arsenal fans loved to see their new man playing so well, as you can see from the responses below…
Elite concentration and tactically astute.
— akh!l_AFC (@akhil_AFC) October 9, 2019
Continue improving him we need him in perfect condition next season…
— The Don of Arsenal (@RosickyJr) October 9, 2019
A Rolls Royce of a defender in the making!
— Kieran (@KieranGunner93) October 10, 2019
— حسن عبدالله (@barigi_) October 9, 2019
When this beast is coming next season pic.twitter.com/FesSR0nZTL
— Usy Amos (@arsenal_usy) October 9, 2019
Wow pace, power and technique all gifted.
— Lacauba (@DabaAbdi_) October 9, 2019
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