Arsenal £27m star impressed after the injury return

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William Saliba enjoyed an excellent performance as Saint-Etienne overcame Bordeaux 1-0 in Ligue 1 at the weekend.

The Arsenal loanee, who made a £27m transfer to The Emirates in the summer before being loaned back to the Ligue 1 club.

18-year-old has started just two times in the French top-flight, because of a hamstring injury, with his second coming on Sunday.

Across the whole 90 minutes, Saliba touched the ball a total of 50 times and turned in a genuinely commanding performance.

Per WhoScored, the French starlet won three flying duels in total and won 100% of his tried tackles.

In addition to that, Saliba made three interceptions and two clearances as Saint-Etienne kept an essential clean sheet.

Amazingly, of the seven matches he missed through injury, Etienne won just one; since he has returned, they are unbeaten.

Similarly, against Lyon, Saliba enjoyed another fantastic display.

Across the 90 minutes, he had 49 touches of the ball and made two tackles and won two aerial duels, while he also made one interception and three clearances.

The Gunners, per reports, beat Spurs to Saliba’s signature and it seems that they have got themselves a bargain.

Across his two full matches in the French top-flight, he has enjoyed two exceptional performances, and more are convinced to come.

Arsenal supporters will be counting the minutes until he returns to north London.