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Arsenal ready to offer Saliba new contract

William Saliba remains determined to start next season with Arsenal.

The 21-year-old looks finally set to be a part of the Gunners squad three years after joining from Saint-Etienne for £27million.

Marseille are keen to turn his temporary stay into a permanent switch amid claims the club are poised to submit a £26m bid.

But the North London giants will refuse to part ways with the youngster, with Saliba to challenge Ben White and Gabriel Magaelhaes for a starting spot.

Reporter Chris Wheatley has now revealed that the ex-Nice loanee could be closing in on a new contract.

He tweeted: "William Saliba contract talks going positively with Frenchman set to return for pre-season training shortly.

"The French defender will be at Arsenal for the 2022-23 season, as confirmed by manager Mikel Arteta and people close to the player."

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