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We don’t want to give up this 1st place: William Saliba

We don’t want to give up this 1st place: William Saliba


Arsenal's English defender Ben White and Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrate winning the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 9, 2022.(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s English defender Ben White and Arsenal’s French defender William Saliba celebrate winning the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 9, 2022.(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal went back to the top of the table with a 3-2 win over Liverpool in the Premier League at the Emirates on Sunday. That much you already know.

After the game, many started to talk about Arsenal as being genuine title contenders, although most agree that they will likely lose out to Manchester City unless something stops Erling Haaland.

Mikel Arteta would not be drawn on any title talk after the game, saying that they are just taking it day-by-day but William Saliba added a little more when he spoke with Canal+.

“We don’t want to give up this first place,” the 21-year-old said, as reported by L’Equipe.

Arsenal, strong head The Gunners, in the wake of a whirlwind attack, beat Liverpool and occupy the Premier League leader's place on their own. L'Equipe, 10/10/22
Arsenal, strong head
The Gunners, in the wake of a whirlwind attack, beat Liverpool and occupy the Premier League leader’s place on their own. L’Equipe, 10/10/22

“It’s a little early to talk about the title or the Champions League, but we try to win every weekend. At the moment, I am confident and so is the team.”

Arsenal’s run until the break for the Qatar World Cup is pretty friendly. Yes, there are tough matches in there but they are matches a club like Arsenal should expect to win, with the exception of the trip to Stamford Bridge on 6 November.

Next up for Manchester City is a wounded Liverpool who will feel like they have even more of a point to prove against the current Champions than they did at the Emirates on Sunday.

After that for City, they have Brighton, Leicester, Fulham and Brentford before the break.



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