Arsenal loanee William Saliba was on the winning side tonight.
The French centre-back enjoyed a successful debut for Marseille, who secured a dramatic 3-2 win away to Montpellier.
Saliba, who joined Arsenal for £27 million two years ago but hasn’t made a single competitive appearance, seemed to impress fans of the North London club.
The 20-year-old, who stands at 6’4, was a rock at the heart of his side’s defence with six clearances and three interceptions [WhoScored].
The former Saint-Etienne powerhouse also displayed his attacking qualities with a number of forays into enemy territory from deep.
Here’s how Arsenal fans reacted to his display:
It was a debut to remember for the Arsenal man; not only because it was a winning one, but also because of the chaos that ensued toward the end.
The referee suspended the game temporarily with a couple of minutes of normal time remaining after the home support began launching missiles from the terraces.
Matteo Guendouzi – also on loan from the Gunners – cut a frustrated figure amid the carnage, prompted after Marseille scored three times in the final 20 minutes to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
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