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You may have missed William Saliba's outrageous nutmeg which snatched Oliver Skipp's soul

Daniel Marland

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You may have missed William Saliba's outrageous nutmeg which snatched Oliver Skipp's soul

William Saliba once again oozed class in Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, with one moment of quality catching everyone's eye.

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The defender returned to the Emirates Stadium this summer after spending three years on loan in his native France.

Saliba has started all eight of the Gunners' Premier League games this season, looking calm and composed alongside Gabriel.

He took it to the next level in the north London derby however, with Oliver Skipp suffering the ultimate humiliation.

Saliba received the ball from Eddie Nketiah in the Spurs box, finding himself surrounded by markers. The 21-year-old quickly looked at the oncoming Skipp and popped the ball through his legs for a filthy nutmeg.

Somehow, Saliba escaped the situation with the ball and it's a level of technical ability most defenders don't have.

Arsenal fans adore the France international already and it's easy to see why. Fans have reacted to the skill and they're in awe.

One person said: "I think I woke up my neighbour with how loud I screamed at this I was going ballistic."

Another tweeted: "Your centre back could never do this."

A third said: "He took the p**s the coldest defender in the league already."

While someone put: "My god I love this boy."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Arsenal took the lead inside 20 minutes through Thomas Partey's screamer, before Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot.

Gabriel hauled down Richarlison in the box and Kane stepped up to score his 100th away goal in the Premier League.

Four minutes after the break, Gabriel Jesus capitalised on a Hugo Lloris mistake to bundle home and restore Arsenal's lead.

Spurs full-back Emerson Royal was sent off midway through the second half for a poor challenge on Gabriel Martinelli.

Granit Xhaka wrapped up victory and all three points five minutes later with a fine effort.

Arsenal sit top of the Premier League, but manager Mikel Arteta refused to be drawn into talk of a title challenge.

He told reporters post-match: "We just started and we’re really happy with where we are.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"We understand that you can’t control because emotion is related. The table says what it says and we don’t look at that.

"It is [important] because the next match in the Europa League here is going to be really tough, but we have that now and it’s so powerful and meaningful for us.

"The next step is to go and do many other things. But we have to first of all have what we have, and with that group of players I think it’s much nicer and easier that something can happen."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: William Saliba, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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