Arteta reveals Arsenal stars sung Saliba song in dressing room after wondergoal as fans’ catchy chant goes viral
WILLIAM SALIBA was the hero in the Arsenal dressing room after scoring his first goal for the club against Bournemouth.
The centre-back, 21, curled a brilliant effort into the top corner from outside the area to seal the three points in a convincing 3-0 win.
That sent Arsenal’s travelling fans wild and they responded by singing a new song for Saliba.
Saliba’s name is sung to the tune of ‘Tequila’ – the song made famous by The Champs.
The catchy chant has caught on amongst the players too, with Mikel Arteta revealing it was sung by his squad after the match.
Arteta said: “The boys were singing it in the dressing room it is a good song.
“For sure that’s [the goal] the last thing I would expect, but credit to the boy for the way he is playing, he’s performing.”
Former Arsenal player and Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith was also full of praise for Saliba, who has impressed since returning to the club from his spells out on loan.
Smith said: “Saliba has been welcomed into the fold by the players and the fans.
“He would have gained a lot of confidence in France and especially making his debut for national team, when really he couldn’t find a place at his club.
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“He’s come back, Arteta has shifted Ben White to right-back and we will see if that continues. Fair play to Arteta.”