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Oleksandr Zinchenko could not believe the stunning goal William Saliba scored against Bournemouth

Josh Lawless

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Oleksandr Zinchenko could not believe the stunning goal William Saliba scored against Bournemouth

Oleksandr Zinchenko was stunned by William Saliba's sensational goal to put Arsenal 3-0 up against Bournemouth.

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The Gunners continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable victory at the Vitality Stadium. Martin Odegaard struck twice early on in a rapid start for Mikel Arteta's men, before Saliba added gloss with a gorgeous curling left-footed strike.

It was a wondrous way for the young French centre-back to open his account for Arsenal after he put through his own net in the 4-2 win over Leicester at the weekend.

Saliba was subjected to a new Arsenal chant to the tune of the song Tequila by the Champs pretty much the whole game and repaid the support with a belter of a strike.

New signing Oleksandr Zinchenko had a perfect view of the goal and couldn't believe the sorcery Saliba served up, falling to the floor with his hands on his head.

Saliba joined Arsenal from Saint-Etienne in 2019 for a fee of £27 million but headed back to his native France on loan.

His Man of the Match performance against Crystal Palace in the opening match of the season was his debut for the club and the 21-year-old has displayed maturity beyond his years.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has already compared Saliba to a young Rio Ferdinand, a player he worked with for many years.

"We see a lot of players get stuck in between the first team and the reserves, and they don't get football," Neville said on Sky Sports after Saliba's first ever game for Arsenal.

"Saliba has got football inside him and I was massively impressed by him.

"It reminded me of a young Rio Ferdinand. He'll actually get stronger, and his body will become more coordinated. He's such a young centre-back still at the age of 21."

Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: Oleksandr Zinchenko, William Saliba, Arsenal, Bournemouth

Josh Lawless
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