Arsenal Signs Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion

Saturday, 31-July-2021 10:00

Center back Ben White joins Arsenal
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Center back Ben White joins Arsenal

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Ben White has officially become an Arsenal player after the Premier League club announced the finalization of the center-back's transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday (07/30/2021).

Arsenal did not release details of White's deal. However but British media reported that the Gunners paid £50 million, and signed the 23-year-old defender for a five-year contract with an option for a one-year extension.

"Ben has been trained at two good clubs, Brighton and Leeds United, in recent seasons," Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said, as quoted on the club's official website.

"He has learned good lessons from two good coaches and has shown his quality and talent at Brighton and on loan at Leeds.

"Ben is a smart defender who is comfortable on the ball, and his playing style suits us very well.

"And of course, he's still young, his age and profile fits perfectly with what we want to build. We can't wait to make Ben a central figure in our long-term project."

White will wear the number 4 shirt at Arsenal, and he is their third signing of the transfer window after defender Nuno Tavares from Benfica and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht.

Arsenal say Ben will be involved in a series of pre-season games against Chelsea on Sunday (08/01/2021), as reported by Antara.

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