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99% pass accuracy: Some Arsenal fans blown away by loanee's 'monster performance'

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The atmosphere at the Emirates has taken a positive turn after Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last night.

The Gunners stepped up after a truly disappointing performance against Slavia Prague last week. We needed a win to build up confidence for the second leg and last night’s victory would’ve done exactly that.

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Arsenal fans were delighted with their players’ display against Sheffield United yesterday. However, the stars at Bramall Lane weren’t the only ones who caught the supporters’ eye.

William Saliba started for his loan club Nice against Stade Reims last night. The young Frenchman has been one of Ligue 1’s best defenders since he left on loan in January, and his performance yesterday showed exactly why.

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The former Saint-Etienne man had a shaky start. His positioning early on was questionable, but his fantastic athleticism and accurate last-ditch tackles helped him correct his original errors.

As the game went on, however, Saliba stamped his authority. He was absolutely brilliant for Nice – both with and without the ball – and his statistics will certainly blow your mind.

In his 90 minutes on the pitch, the Frenchman had 101 touches of the ball and made 88 passes at a stunning 99% accuracy. He also managed two key passes from central defence, which is extremely impressive

Saliba also made three clearances, won all of his ground duels and three aerial duels. Each of his three attempted long balls found his teammate and his performance to help Nice keep a clean sheet deservedly got him the man of the match award. (SofaScore)

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Arsenal fans, predictably, were blown away by Saliba’s display for Nice out on loan.

Here’s how a few of them reacted on Twitter

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