After a long wait, the dreams of Arsenal Football Club have turned into reality. Ahead of the Premier League 2021/22 season, Arsenal FC announce Ben White as their first marquee signing of the summer. The club had added the likes of Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares in the summer transfer window.
The club statement read:
Ben White has joined us from Brighton & Hove Albion on a long-term contract. The 23-year-old defender, who has proved to be one of the Premier League’s finest young prospects, joins us after spending the summer as part of the England squad at the Euros.
How has Ben White fared in the past?
Rising through the ranks of Brighton and Hove Albion academy, Ben White has played for various clubs across England. Not only he has played in the English Premier League, but he has also played for the League One and Championship outfits as well. His first Premier League came in the last season, i.e, 2020/21. He had played for Leeds United and won the title with them in 2019/20.
In the 2020/21 season, Ben White played in 36 games for Graham Potter’s men. He has 33 tackles and 45 interceptions to his name in the top-flight. Also, he had blocked 60+ shots in the previous campaign.
Arsenal FC announce Ben White: What White had to say regarding the transfer?
The player was elated about the transfer. The former Brighton and Hove Albion defender is up for the task and is liking to carry out any duties that the manager Mikel Arteta asks for. Talking to the official site of Arsenal, the English central defender said:
I've played in the Football League, I've played for a number of teams on loan and the hunger's still there. I'm really happy to be at a massive club like this and hopefully bring the level up of this team. When times get hard in games, I can step up and control situations. I'm very relaxed on the ball and through that I can produce quality in bad moments of the game. My main [position] is obviously centre back. That's where I've developed over the years. I've slotted into different positions to help the team and I feel like I can do that to help the team. If I need to do that this season, I'll definitely be up for it