Ben White is scheduled to have an Arsenal medical today. with a £50 million transfer announcement on the horizon
Arsenal are allegedly close to signing Brighton and Hove Albion’s Ben White.
According to reports, Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White will finalize his long-awaited transfer to Arsenal this weekend, with the 23-year-old arriving in London to complete his medical. Mikel Arteta is eager to recruit reinforcements at the back in preparation for the new season, and the Gunners have been attempting to sign White for a few weeks.
Arsenal and Adidas have unveiled their official 2021/22 home jersey, which is based on the club’s motto of “Arsenal for everyone.”
Last season, Arsenal finished ninth in the Premier League, losing out on European participation for the first time in 25 years.
Albert Sambi Lokonga, a midfielder, and Nuno Tavares, a left-back, have already joined the north Londoners from Anderlecht and Benfica, respectively.
White is now expected to become the club’s third summer signing, with a fee in the region of £50 million expected to be paid for his services.
Arsenal reportedly had two bids rejected earlier this month, with the first being for £40 million and the second at £47 million.
According to the Daily Mail, Brighton eventually yielded after the third time of asking, and White is set to be introduced as an Arsenal player within the next few days.
He is ironing out the details of his probable move to the Emirates Stadium, according to the report, after returning from a short vacation in Mykonos.
Last season, White was a regular for Brighton, appearing in all but two Premier League games as the Seagulls kept their top-flight status.
His outstanding form won him a spot in England’s Euro 2020 team in place of the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold, although he did not play a single minute throughout the tournament, with Gareth Southgate preferring Tyrone Mings, Harry Maguire, and John Stones.
With Arteta’s options at the back restricted for a team with high ambitions of returning to the Premier League’s upper echelons, White is expected to play a key role for Arsenal next season.
William Saliba has been loaned to Marseille for the season, while David Luiz left the club at the end of last season when his contract expired, leaving the Gunners low on defensive options.
Danny Mills, a former Premier League full-back, disagrees. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”