ARSENAL fans joked they want William Saliba SOLD after he posed in a Spurs shirt…
But all is not as it seems for the Gunners defender.
Saliba, 22, has been one of the standout stars under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates since the beginning of last season.
However, his latest social media post has gone down like a lead balloon among supporters.
That is because Saliba was photographed smiling in a white Nike Spurs jersey.
One Twitter user fumed: "Saliba wearing a Spurs jersey, sell him."
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Another raged: "Wtf is Saliba doing with a Spurs shirt."
A third added: "Saliba is a Spurs fan 😭"
And a final user wrote: "All along Saliba supports Spurs."
The Frenchman linked up with international chef Abdou Drame in London for a video shoot for Gainde Conciergerie – which offers clients a range of luxury services from watches to private jets.
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And the France-based company also provides private chefs, including Drame.
So as part of their collaboration, the pair smiled for the camera together.
They held up a signed 'Saliba 2' Arsenal home shirt for Abdou to take home.
But while the celebrity cook was in his chef whites, Saliba was not in his Arsenal training kit.
Instead, he was wearing a basketball vest for NBA side San Antonio Spurs – and thankfully for Arsenal fans there was no connection to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
And one defiant supporter tweeted: "The ONLY time you will ever see Saliba in a Spurs shirt. That’s San Antonio Spurs FYI."
Saliba has earned plenty of praise since forcing his way into the starting XI at the Emirates.
He started 27 Premier League games last season before suffering a back injury that ended his campaign early.
This term, he has played 90 minutes in all nine league fixtures plus the Gunners' three Champions League matches.
Now former Arsenal and France star Emmanual Petit reckons Saliba is among the very best centre-backs in England – and is outperforming Virgil van Dijk.
Petit said: "I think William Saliba is one of the best central defenders in the league, if not the best.
“His positioning, tackling and aggressiveness is so impressive and he has improved so much in a short space of time.
"Van Dijk was the best defender in the league for so long but he is not the best anymore. He has regressed since his injury and he lost that consistency.
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"I think the best defenders in the league are Saliba, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias and Josko Gvardiol.”
Saliba and his Arsenal team-mates will be hoping for their fifth Premier League clean sheet of the season when they host Sheffield United on Saturday.
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