Arsenal supporters have taken to social media after the club released its latest photo shoot ahead of the new season.
Ahead of the Gunners’ first Premier League fixture against Fulham on Saturday, the club’s players were at London Colney with the official photographers to have their snaps taken.
Summer signings Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian were both present, along with the likes of Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari, who both signed permanent deals following their loan spells.
William Saliba, who joined the Gunners last year but spent the season on loan at Saint-Etienne, was also in attendance, and it was the young defender’s pose in one of the photographs which set tongues wagging.
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The Gunners have been busy in the transfer market, with head coach Mikel Arteta eager to strengthen his squad ahead of the new campaign.
Willian and Gabriel’s arrivals have added quality in key areas, as has the loan signing of Dani Ceballos, but the Spaniard is still eager to add a central midfielder to stiffen the spine of the team – with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey thought to be the main target.
Elsewhere, the most pressing issue has been to renew Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract, with the Arsenal captain’s deal expiring next summer.
Arteta has repeatedly reiterated that he is hopeful Aubameyang will sign fresh terms, and football.london understands that an agreement on a new £250,000-a-week deal is close.
But with Arsenal supporters eagerly awaiting an announcement on their star player, some eagle-eyed fans spotted Saliba’s pose in one of the photocall pictures.
The image showed the defender pointing to his wrist in a mock ‘tapping his watch’ action, as if to signify a countdown of some sort.
Arsenal fans were interested in William Saliba’s pose
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