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William Saliba says he and Gabriel have to ‘learn’ from David Luiz at Arsenal

Gabriel and Arsenal are preparing to make their competitive debuts for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

William Saliba is looking forward to joining forces with fellow new signing Gabriel at Arsenal but admits they have a lot to ‘learn’ from more experienced defenders like David Luiz.

There are huge expectations on both Saliba and Gabriel ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, given the two young centre-backs arrive with such stellar reputations from Ligue 1 football.

Arsenal captured Saliba from Saint-Etienne 12 months ago but the 19-year-old was immediately loaned back to the French club meaning he is yet to play a competitive match for the Gunners.

Saliba and Gabriel are relishing the chance to learn from Luiz (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel, meanwhile, arrived in north London at the start of the month after Arsenal agreed a £27 million deal with Lille for his signature and the pair trained together for the first time this week.

‘I’ve already played against him in France and I have a friend who knows him,’ Saliba told BT Sport when asked about new Arsenal team-mate Gabriel.

‘I’ve spoken to him since he’s come here and I’m very excited.

‘We are young so we have to…