The news that Arsenal fans had been wanting to hear for a number of weeks now appears to be closer to reality than ever, as the club close in on Brighton defender Ben White.
Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano published a Tweet on Tuesday claiming that Arsenal are now making it a ‘priority’ to close a deal on England defender Ben White, with personal terms reportedly ‘agreed’.
Paperworks signed for William Saliba to OM from Arsenal on loan until June 2022, done and confirmed. Arsenal priority now will be working to complete Ben White deal with Brighton after personal terms agreed. ⚪️🔴 #OM
…and Lokonga official announcement, expected soon. ⏳ #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2021
Arsenal have just shipped out William Saliba on loan for another season, this time to Marseille, so a new central defender is a priority for Mikel Arteta.
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White is likely to cost £50million up-font, a big outlay for the Gunners, but the 23-year-old has the best years ahead of him and will be desperate to force his way into the England starting XI for the 2022 World Cup.