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Ex-junior coach tells Arsenal fans: Saliba just like Varane

Arsenal defender William Saliba is being tipped for big things.

Signed last summer from St Etienne, Saliba was loaned back to ASSE for this season, where he has shone despite some injury problems.

Fabio Frasconi, who coached Saliba as a junior with AC Bondy, has no doubts about the defender's potential.

"William will go far, very far," he said.

"He reminds me of Raphaël Varane. As a kid, he was already above the rest, technically clean, comfortable with the ball.."

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