William Saliba insists he’s “so happy” at Arsenal as contract talks proceed behind the scenes of an more and more convincing Premier League title bid.
The Gunners sit eight factors clear on the summit following a 2-0 derby win at Tottenham on Sunday.
A Hugo Lloris personal objective and long-range strike from captain Martin Odegaard secured Arsenal’s first-ever win on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and moved them additional forward on the high of the desk.
France worldwide Saliba has performed a big half within the membership’s upturn in fortunes having made his debut firstly of the season following three mortgage spells away from north London.
Such has been the extent of his performances that he’s anticipated to signal a brand new cope with Arsenal and he is able to let the talks rumble on within the background as Mikel Arteta’s aspect attempt for glory.
“We are so happy because the derby is a big game, and it was an away game too,” he mentioned. “We know it’s not easy to win here, so we are so happy. We didn’t concede one goal and we scored two.
“We are focused on ourselves. We are not focused on our rivals. We have to keep going like this and stay focused only on our ourselves.
“I am so happy here. The club is speaking with my agent and me, the only thing I can do is (focus on my football). I am so happy here.”
Speaking after the Spurs win, Arteta mentioned a sustained title problem would “demand almost perfection” for the rest of the marketing campaign, with Saliba now searching for retribution with victory over Manchester United – the one group to beat Arsenal within the league this season – subsequent weekend.
“It’s never enough,” he replied when requested what it means to be eight factors clear at this stage.
“We know we have a lot of games to go. We have to be focused because things can change quickly. If we lose one game, after we can have no confidence, so we have to be focused on keeping going and trying to win. We focus on ourselves.
“There’s no pressure. It’s better to have this pressure when you are at the top than when you are down at the bottom. It’s better to keep going like this and we don’t have to have pressure.
“We know we have a big game next week. We know they beat us. They are the only team to beat us this season in the Premier League and we want to beat them again at home.
“We will prepare this game very good I think, and I hope we will win in front of our fans. We will keep going. We didn’t know before (that Arsenal could win the league), but when the summer started, I told myself we can do something.”