Before the start of the 2021/2022 football season, Arsenal has expressed interest in signing England and Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Ben White.
Mikel Arteta, the Gunners’ manager, has grown to appreciate the newly-capped Three Lions international and is anxious to sign him this summer.
Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United are all interested in signing the 23-year-old.
White, on the other hand, will be aware of the desire from the top clubs, and his selection in England’s Euro 2020 team will further heighten interest in the versatile defender.
During tournaments, England squads are infamous for being a source of player speculation, and there will definitely be plenty of discussion regarding the 23-year-old defender’s ability to sustain the attention of huge clubs interested in signing him.
Ben White’s excellent form earned him a call-up to the England side, and he was chosen to replace Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, who suffered a thigh injury in the dying minutes of England‘s 1-0 triumph against Austria in Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
Arsenal is trying to reinforce their team this summer, and Arteta will be given funds to focus on key areas.
White, who was released by Southampton at the age of 16 before joining Brighton on loan from Newport and Leeds, has attracted the attention of Premier League scouts in recent seasons.
Because of his calmness in possession, he can play right back in a back three or in midfield.
With interest in some of their key players, notably Yves Bissouma, who has been linked with Real Madrid, Brighton will be anxious to keep him this summer.
However, they will have to fight to keep White, as Arsenal is searching for a defender who can be composed on the ball and reinforce their back line.
The North London side are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper as well as midfield creativity, with Martin Odegaard a target after being on loan last season, while Norwich’s Emi Buendia chose to join Aston Villa.