Thierry Henry Names Best Defender in EPL

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.”

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