Arsenal optimistic William Saliba will be fit for Chelsea

Arsenal remain optimistic that William Saliba will be fit to face Chelsea this weekend, despite not linking up with the French national team due to injury.

That is according to a report from 90min, which notes that the centre-back has been suffering with a chronic problem with his toe.

Arsenal fans know very well how important keeping William Saliba fit in the team. For many, his injury at the backend of last season was a key reason the Gunners failed to get across the line in the Premier League title race.

Mikel Arteta’s men have made another brilliant start to the campaign this term. And once again, Saliba has been integral to their performances. No side has conceded fewer goals than the Gunners.

And of course, he helped keep Erling Haaland quiet as Arsenal kept a clean sheet in their win over Manchester City in their final game before the international break. However, after that game it became apparent that Saliba would not be linking up with the French national team for this break. And with that, Arsenal supporters may well have been concerned.

But it appears that the news on Saliba is positive. 90min reports that Arsenal remain optimistic that he will be ready to face Chelsea this weekend.