OFFICIAL: Arsenal complete and announce third summer signing

Good news as North London club, Arsenal have officially made their third signing for the 2021/2022 league campaign.

Arsenal have already signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica for a £8m fee and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga arrived from Anderlecht.

Ben White is a good addition to the North London side and will be wearing the Jersey number 4.PHOTO CREDIT; Facebook

The former Leeds United defender Ben White joins Arsenal in £50m transfer from Brighton and Hove Albion. The centre back signs a five year deal with an option to extend for a further year and becomes third first team signing by the Gunners this summer.

The English defender was a late call up to the Euro2020 by England manager, Gareth Southgate.PHOTO CREDIT; Facebook

Arsenal saw two bids for the 23 year old defender, rejected before an agreement was reached with Brighton, who have inserted a sell on clause.

Here’s what Arsenal head coach, Mikel Areta had to say; “Ben White was a top target for us and it’s great that we’ve completed his signing. Ben has been educated with two very good clubs, Brighton and Leeds, in recent seasons. He has benefitted well from two very good coaching set ups and has shown with both Brighton and on loan with Leeds what a strong talent he is.

“Ben is an intelligent defender who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet and his style fits perfectly with us. And of course, he is still young, so his age and profile fits with what we are building here. We are all looking forward to Ben being central to our future long-term plans.PHOTO CREDIT; Facebook

However, Arsenal continue their bid for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

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