William Saliba vocals: Arsenal fan song ‘Tequila’ lyrics, melody and video for the French defender
The Arsenal defender has been a hit with the fans since returning to the club and helped them rise to the top of the Premier League table.
Guillaume Saliba had to wait a bit for his first Arsenal appearance after signing for the club from St-Etienne in 2019, but quickly rose to prominence at the club with a series of impressive displays at the start of the 2022-23 season.
After shining in the season opener against Crystal Palace, Saliba’s arrival was well and truly heralded when he scored a wonder goal from the edge of the box to seal the three points against Bournemouth. The traveling Arsenal faithful that day continued to show their admiration for the French defender with a new chant.
If you are going to the Emirates soon and want to participate, OBJECTIVE has everything you need to know about Saliba ‘Tequila’ singing.
What are the lyrics of William Saliba’s song?
The song has no lyrics of a conventional nature, with fans mimicking the sound of a saxophone and then shouting “Saliba!”. It’s set to the tune of ‘Tequila’ by The Champs and replaces the word ‘tequila’ in that song with, you guessed it, ‘Saliba’. Not too hard to remember, is it?
Hear Arsenal fans sign him below!
Why does Saliba have his own song?
Arsenal’s number 12 has endeared himself to the Arsenal faithful on his return from a loan spell in Ligue 1 with Nice and Marseille.
As well as being solid defensively for the Gunners, Saliba has shown he is also capable of contributing goals, with his strike against Bournemouth leaving Mikel Arteta purring.
Fans rewarded the centre-back with his own chant to add to Arsenal’s extensive songbook.
“The boys were already singing it in the locker room,” Arteta revealed when asked about Saliba’s new chant. “It’s a good song, to be fair”
What is the song ‘Tequila’?
American rock band The Champions recorded the instrumental song ‘Tequila’ in 1958 and it reached number one on the US Billboard charts in March.
Since then, the song has been covered by a number of different bands and subsequently integrated into popular culture, appearing in the 1990 film. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the hit TV sitcom Friends among others.
It was used by supporters of English clubs Ipswich Town and Tranmere Rovers before being adopted by Arsenal supporters in 2022.