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(Video) Arsenal loanee labeled as ‘Mbappe of defenders’ after filthy skill against Monaco

Things seem to be going well for Arsenal recently after they drew to rivals Chelsea and beat Bournemouth 2-1 in the FA Cup 4th round clash.

Recent results has seen positive energy being spread among the fanbase and a belief that Mikel Arteta might be the right man for the club.

One of the known fan accounts on Twitter seems to have found the ‘Mbappe of defenders’ in their loan player William Saliba after his showcase of brilliant skill in a match against Monaco where he made a return from injury.

Saliba is an 18-year-old french centre-back currently at a loan playing for Saint-Étienne.

The player has the ability to switch to the right-back position, one of the reasons Arsenal signed him in the first place and were rumored to call him back to the club to strengthen their defensive lineup.

Calling him the Mbappe of centre-backs might be a huge statement but there is no denying that Saliba could be one for the future.

With the sudden emergence of very young and hard-working talent in the Arsenal squad such as Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Reiss Nelson to name a few, it is natural for Arsenal fans to be excited for another one of their young talents.

Check out the skill from Saliba below –

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Photo – Bielsa student who helped get Jean-Kevin Augustin hangs out with new Leeds signing after Millwall win

It’s not every day we hear in the news that a young promising player has turned down Manchester United for Leeds United. This certainly was the case with RB Leipzig forward Jean-Kévin Augustin.

After a 3-2 win over Millwall, the new loan signing was spotted with Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy at Elland Road.

Reports suggest that Benjamin Mendy had a role to play in the loan move of Augustin to Leeds rather than Manchester United.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Mendy would influence such a deal because of his past experiences with Marcelo Bielsa and the fact that both the players have the same agent.

The 64-year-old Argentine is said to have a great influence on Mendy’s development during his career at Marseille.

This certainly comes as another blow to Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjær who are currently struggling to reach their top-four vision as well as unable to sign players in the January transfer window.

Some would say Augustin is too good to play in the Championship, being a player who at the age of 22 already has some European football experience in his CV.

But the player has mentioned himself, working with Leeds’ head coach Marcelo Bielsa was a big factor in his decision to sign for the club.

After a short dip in form in for his previous club Monaco, where he was on a loan deal and managed to score just a single goal, the Frenchman had been linked with a few clubs looking for his service before Leeds United came calling.