Already announcing, on their official website, the news of this football transfer, Arsenal buy Ben White from Brighton for £50m.
The England international has committed his future to the Gunners through to 2025, and will now join up with the squad ahead of the new season.
White has become Arsenal’s third major signing of the summer after Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga (transfer news football). The latter two arrived from Benfica and Anderlecht respectively.
The 23-year-old has signed a four-year deal that will keep him at the Emirates until 2025 after passing a medical.
He will now join up with his new team-mates ahead of the Gunners’ latest pre-season friendly against Chelsea on Sunday.
Another detail that the Gunners have confirmed is that he will wear the number 4 jersey for Arsenal.
Football Transfer – Arsenal Buy Ben White from Brighton for £50m
Ben White has completed his £50 million switch to Arsenal from Brighton as Mikel Arteta’s recruitment drive at Emirates Stadium begins to gather pace.
Upon signing Ben White, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told the club website: “Ben was a top target for us and it’s great that we’ve completed his signing.
Arteta went on: “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. 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.”
And here is what Ben White himself had to say, as Arsenal’s official Twitter quotes: