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William Saliba: Billy Goat

Who?

  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 35 16.4%
  • Saliba

    Votes: 168 78.5%
  • Maguire

    Votes: 11 5.1%

  • Total voters
    214

Wrighty4eva

Established Member
The own goal was a miscommunication between him and Ramsdale, this is only their second competitive match together, the understanding will come, Saliba is easily the best defender at the club.
 

grange

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Best thing is he didn't let it get to him. Mustafi would've put his hands on his hips, complain about every other defender and crumble right afterwards. Would've probably post 🔙 🔛 🔝 after the match as well.
My favorite part about it was his response. Ben, Gabriel, or Xhaka would've sulked the rest of the match and caused a penalty but not Wilo.
 

Penn_

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The way he responded to the mistake is why we’ll forgive him. Not looking at others, or crying about it for the next five minutes, as we’ve seen with Mustafi etc.

Feel so assured with him at the back, having felt that way since the days of Mertesacker and Koscienly.
 

Taylor Gang Gunners

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He was superb once again, it's hard to believe he's only 21. Some of his interceptions- you only see guys who've been at the top level for 8+ years making.

I love how quickly he releases the ball too. He spots players in more advanced positions and just feeds it into them with minimal fuss.

We gotta get him tied down here ASAP.
 

Riou

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...nice of Saliba to bring his son to work with him yesterday, not so nice that he did that knowing Wesley would get the run around by Gabby though.

Not sure William will be getting a Father's Day card this year!
 

BergMan

Well-Known Member
The support he got from the crowd and the team helped him massively and he reacted really well to it.
Mustafi never had that. If Mustafi made the mistake everyone blames him, including moaning and groaning from the crowd, such was the toxicity in the fanbase at the time. This would’ve damaged his confidence and would’ve damaged Saliba’s if the same happened yesterday.
It shows the importance of supporting your players when they make a mistake, no matter who they are or how old they are. Like Arteta says in all or nothing, he puts every mistake in the bin, it’s just something that happens.
 

BergMan

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Normally I would agree, but...




...no, he 100% needed to know how **** he was.
The reason he was **** was because he didn’t get support in the bad times. Besides, didn’t he do well at first? I remember Mustafi and Mertesacker going unbeaten for over 20 games, something like that.
 

Blood on the Tracks

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The support he got from the crowd and the team helped him massively and he reacted really well to it.
Mustafi never had that. If Mustafi made the mistake everyone blames him, including moaning and groaning from the crowd, such was the toxicity in the fanbase at the time. This would’ve damaged his confidence and would’ve damaged Saliba’s if the same happened yesterday.
It shows the importance of supporting your players when they make a mistake, no matter who they are or how old they are. Like Arteta says in all or nothing, he puts every mistake in the bin, it’s just something that happens.

I'm all for backing the players and having a positive attitude as a fan.

All that said Mustafi was a ticking time bomb. He didn't have the concentration to not drop clangers on the regular.

If Saliba is frequently making errors over the next 3-4 years ( which I don't believe he will be) fans will start getting on his back too. You can only have so much patience with underperforming players after all.
 

hydrofluoric acid

Many Men Wish Death Upon Me
Actually hilarious watching posters who wanted him to play 40 games a season in PL 2 years ago ripping into him for unfortunate mistake. Just duck off.
 

El Duderino

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I'm all for backing the players and having a positive attitude as a fan.

All that said Mustafi was a ticking time bomb. He didn't have the concentration to not drop clangers on the regular.

If Saliba is frequently making errors over the next 3-4 years ( which I don't believe he will be) fans will start getting on his back too. You can only have so much patience with underperforming players after all.

He was also a serial offender.

It wasn't his first or second mistake.
 

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