Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has named William Saliba as the best defender in the Premier League by a ‘mile’ right now.
Henry believes Saliba is good when defending in a one-versus-one situation.
Saliba has been a key figure for the Gunners since making his debut for them last season.
“Right now I think he is [the best defender], by a mile,” Henry told Amazon Prime Sport.
“The way he can defend a 1 vs 1, the way he allows Arsenal to stay higher [up the pitch] and defend the 45-50 yards behind him is second to none.
“His speed, the way he recovers, and when he recovers the ball he doesn’t just kick it into the stands – he tries to get it back [to his teammates] which is important.
“But he went on loan and he came back and he showed everybody that that was a mistake and now he is now the best defender in the league.”