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Arsenal fans love what William Saliba did against MK Dons in 4-1 friendly win

Arsenal fans love what they have seen from William Saliba’s first appearance in a Gunners shirt.

Saliba started in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over MK Dons, putting in an assured display against their League One opponents.

Following his return from a loan at St Etienne, it looks set to be a big season for the centre-back at the Emirates, and Arsenal fans were keen to see what the player had to offer.

His display left many excited at the potential of seeing Saliba play in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old recently won praise from French youth coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi for his athleticism and ability on the ball.

“My first impression was that this was the biggest man of his generation,” Vannuchi told The Telegraph.

“The difference between him and the other players was massive.

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“When he took the ball and ran into midfield, no one could stop him. He was like a monster compared to the others.

“When he played with St-Etienne it looked normal for him, even though he was so young.”

He went on to compare the player to Raphael Varane and Virgil van Dijk, claiming that Saliba is a mix of the two.

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Vannuchi said: “A mix of the two styles.