William Saliba and Gabriel were pictured training together for the first time at London Colney on Tuesday – and it’s fair to say Arsenal fans are getting rather excited about their new-look central defence ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
France Under-20 international Saliba was the first of the two to join Arsenal but the 19-year-old was sent back to Saint-Etienne on loan last season.
Mikel Arteta has been determined to further strengthen his options at centre-half and the Spaniard’s wishes were granted last week as Arsenal wrapped up a £27 million agreement with Lille for Gabriel, 22.
Arsenal conceded 48 goals in the Premier League last season and supporters are hopeful the two new arrivals this summer will help fix their leaky defence.
The Gunners kick off the season with a clash against newly-promoted Fulham in just four days time’ and Arteta’s players have been stepping up their preparations ahead of their trip to Craven Cottage.