Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta raves about ‘actually good’ Ben White after £50m signing’s strong displaying in Tottenham defeat
ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta was very happy with £50million man Ben White’s first begin in a Gunners shirt.
The 23-year-old performed simply over an hour within the 1-0 defeat to Spurs on Sunday, however the rating was degree when White was changed by Calum Chambers.
Ben White bought one other 64 minutes of motion in an Arsenal shirt beneath his belt in opposition to SpursCredit: AFP
And White’s full debut has bought Arsenal followers excited forward of the brand new seasonCredit: Reuters
The Thoughts Sequence conflict on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was White’s second sport in an Arsenal shirt after he made a cameo look off the bench within the house defeat to Chelsea final week.
Regardless of two losses from two video games within the Thoughts Sequence in opposition to London rivals Chelsea and Spurs, Mikel Arteta is happy with the best way issues are going on the Emirates forward of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
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And on Ben White’s efficiency, the Arsenal boss stated: “He was actually good. However once more, it’s a match the place they haven’t performed.
“A few of them they’ve [only] skilled for 4 or 5 days.
“So you may nonetheless see and we didn’t wish to danger many extra, however it was begin.
“To lose any sport [and] to lose in opposition to them clearly much more.
“Take the positives and study and for the subsequent time be extra ready and higher.
“We took loads of good issues. We performed with loads of children as nicely who did extraordinarily nicely immediately, so I believe it’s good for the preparation.”
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Arteta will probably be hoping that the two-cap England worldwide will assist the Gunners enhance on final season’s dismal eighth positioned end that noticed the North London membership miss out on European soccer for the primary time in 25 years.
And Ben White is one in all three Arsenal signings thus far this summer time, becoming a member of Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga on the Emirates forward of the 2021/22 marketing campaign, with a mixed £75million spent on the three of them.
White’s £50million transfer from Brighton makes him Arsenal’s third most costly participant of all time, with solely the £57.4million paid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and £72million price for Nicolas Pepe topping that quantity.
Arsenal although are nonetheless stated to be bringing in some new faces earlier than the top of the switch window.
With Joe Willock on his method out of the membership in a reported £22milllion transfer to Newcastle, funds are being freed up because the Gunners goal an attacking midfielder as a long-term substitute for Mesut Ozil.
James Maddison has been linked with a swap to North London, however any potential transfer is more likely to value the Gunners £100million in line with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
However it’s former loanee Martin Odegaard who stays high of Arsenal’s want checklist, and in line with switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are nonetheless ‘protecting an eye fixed’ on Odegaard’s state of affairs.
Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has additionally been linked with a transfer to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta seems for a shot-stopper to supply competitors with Bernd Leno for a beginning spot between the sticks.
The Gunners get their Premier League marketing campaign underway on Friday August 13, kicking off their season away at Premier League new boys Brentford.
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