White has become the third new face through the door at the Emirates this summer after making the move from Brighton to join the North Londoners
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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of centre-back Ben White from Brighton in a deal thought to be worth around £50m.
The Gunners have been busy this summer, with left-back Nuno Tavares and central midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga already joining.
And on Friday White became the third new name through the door after signing his contract until 2026 and completing his medical.
Arsenal confirmed his signing with a video on social media which ended with White wearing an Arsenal shirt, tapping the badge and saying “let’s get to work”.
Ben White’s move to Arsenal has been confirmed
Earlier in the day a leaked picture appeared online showing him holding an Arsenal shirt alongside Edu and Mikel Arteta.
But not everybody is delighted with the signing, with Arsenal legend Sol Campbell earlier this week admitting he had some concerns over White.
“He’s played 36 games for Brighton. Is it one for the future? He’s 23-years-old, definitely one for the future,” he told talkSPORT.
“I don’t think you can know too much about someone. In the sense that age wise, you know.
“He needs to work out because Arsenal are not in a position to shift out £50million for a player. He’ll definitely have to start if it does happen and the medical is all good and get going.
“It’s a difficult one, it’s a lot of money but in the years ahead, they see a future. They see someone who can come in and play midfielder, full-back.
“He needs to have a situation where at £50m he needs to be a master of his position and that’s what he has to be.”
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