Whether Saliba would change his number this season is another question however, as many Arsenal fans will have already bought a shirt with his name and No 12 on the back, though if that decision is made it is likely that fans will not have to pay to get a new shirt or the name and number changed on their existing Saliba jersey.
Saliba’s Premier League debut on Friday saw the defender recorded a clean sheet and looked imperious at the back alongside Gabriel. “It was very good because we start with a win and a clean sheet,” Saliba said after the win over Palace.
“It was a tough game, but we won at the end, so very good. I’ve waited a long time, but we [did it] in my first ever game, and I am so happy.”