Kevin Campbell name Saliba and Gabriel to be 100 per cent future of Arsenal'


Campbell believes Saliba and Gabriel could be Arsenal's main centre-back partnership for the coming decade.

He believes David Luiz will be key in helping them settle in the Premier League and the club.

The ex-Arsenal striker says both are quick, strong and are adept at defending one on one.

"Saliba and Gabriel are 100 per cent the future of Arsenal and they will hopefully be the mainstay of this Arsenal defence for the next decade," Kevin Campbell told GettingBet.

"David Luiz has had his rocky moments, although he came good at the end of last season but he will be key to help getting them settled in and understanding what the Premier League is all about. He has experience on his side and will be vital for them.

"Mikel Arteta will want them to be the rock and foundation of the team for the future and they have the quality to do that. However, positions like this haven’t been addressed at Arsenal for over a decade.

"Now Arsenal have bought in the centre backs but they need to address another problem position and bring in Thomas Partey.

"But having these two rocks at the back who are both quick, both strong and who can both could defend one on one - this is what Arsenal need if they are going to progress up the table and challenge."

Gabriel has shown glimpses of brilliance in the Fulham win, enjoying a dream debut as he scored a goal and contributed to a clean sheet.

The Brazilian seems to be a technically gifted defender, who is very composed with the ball at this feet and is also an accurate passer.

These qualities make him a perfect fit for Mikel Arteta's system, which implies playing from the back.

Saliba is yet to make his first-team debut in a competitive game. Arsenal are set to face West Ham and Leicester in the Premier League and Carabao Cup respectively and probably we'll see the 19-year-old feature in at least one of those clashes. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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