William Saliba’s hilarious interview answer has Arsenal fans convinced Arsene Wenger has returned

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Arsenal star William Saliba had the club’s supporters in stitches after their 2-1 win over Brentford.

Those on the red side of north London were euphoric after a late strike from Kai Havertz.

Havertz was the match-winner for Arsenal - but not without controversy

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Havertz was the match-winner for Arsenal – but not without controversyCredit: Getty

And while they will claim he was the hero of the piece, plenty of others would brand the German a villain, including Bees boss Thomas Frank.

The 24-year-old appeared to dive in the second half while trying to win a penalty from Nathan Collins, who had recklessly dangled a leg out.

Arsenal fans and players were voiciferous in claims for a spot-kick, and VAR did intervene, but nothing was given.

Had referee Robert Jones decided it was simulation, an already cautioned Havertz, who later fumed at Jamie Redknapp, would have received a second yellow and been sent off.

However, as this didn’t happen, he was free to head home Ben White’s cross and give the Gunners all three points.

When asked about the controversial moment though, teammate Saliba gave those watching flashbacks to legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who was famed for failing to spot contentious issues.

“I did not see, to be honest,” he told BeIN Sports, with a puff of his lips and a smirk.

“I was focussed on my team and we scored the second goal so I’m so happy.”

Immediately one fan replied with a laughing emoji: “I didn’t see it… Arsene Wenger has just gone and done it again.”

Another added: “Arsene Wenger is well and truly back.”

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A third said, along with more laughing emojis: “Man sounds just like wenger when they used to ask him this kind of question.”

While a fourth posted a GIF of a smiling Wenger with the caption: “Where have I heard that before?”

Collins was furious Havertz didn't get a second yellow card

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Collins was furious Havertz didn’t get a second yellow cardCredit: Getty

As well as his cheeky comment, Saliba showcased his maturity.

The French centre-back remained humble when speaking about his side’s resilience in the win.

Aaron Ramsdale’s first-half error which led to Yoane Wissa’s equaliser could have derailed the Gunners.

However, Saliba insisted they rallied around the shot-stopper as they have all made individual blunders this campaign.

“Everyone makes mistakes,” he said. “In the last months I made two mistakes and my team saved me.

“We have to be together like this.

“In the second half he saved us because they had three good chances and he saved us. That’s a good mentality from the team.”

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