England defender, Ben White, has joined Arsenal from Premier League rivals, Brighton, as announced by the London club.
The 23-year-old, a member of England’s Euro 2020 squad and educated with two very good clubs, Brighton and Leeds, in recent seasons, completed a medical Friday.
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The Arsenal new signing played 36 games for Brighton last season.
Below are five things you probably didn’t know about Ben White
Ben White had to start it all over from the scratch. Unlike many football players, he had to go back to the lower echelons of the football league three times before making a name for himself.
His first loan move was a hugely successful season at League Two outfit Newport County in the 2017/18 season.
In 2019, White sealed a season-long loan move to Elland Road.
His third loan was at Leeds.
At Newport he bagged the club’s player of the year award.
He made 41 appearances for the Welsh club. He was a real favourite at Newport
It’s amazing Manager Mike Flynn described him as ‘the best loan signing the club has ever made’.
Typical example of modern centre half
White has been described as ‘the classic modern-day, ball playing central defender’.
He is cool and composed with the ability to bring the ball out from defence comparable to John Stones and Rio Ferdinand.
Ever-present in the pitch
Marcelo Bielsa showed incredible faith in White by deploying him straight to his defence when Pontus Jansson moved to Brentford.
White started every Championship game for Leeds then and he won the Championship player of the month for August.
Skillful in Aerial battle
White is considered one of the finest young players in aerial football battle.
During Leeds’ Championship encounter with Brentford, White was commissioned to distract the opposition’s goalkeeper David Raya at a corner.
He nearly removed Raya’s gloves out of commitment.