Why Ben White is a crucial part of this Arsenal team

  • Since signing for the Gunners in 2021, Ben White has become one of the most underrated defenders in the Premier League.
Ben White in action against Brentford
Ben White in action against Brentford / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages
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Ben White signed for Arsenal just under three years ago and many doubted if he was able to play at the top level having joined from Brighton & Hove Albion for a whopping £50million. After a questionable debut in a 2-0 defeat to Brentford, White slowly became an important fixture in Mikel Arteta's team.

In order to accommodate William Saliba's return to the club in 2022, White was shifted out to right back by Mikel Arteta. Given the Gunners' tendency to use attacking full backs, many questioned if he was the correct option for this position, but he soon began to prove them wrong.

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