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Ben White happy joining Arsenal: It's taken a while, hasn't it?!

Ben White is delighted joining Arsenal.

The former Brighton defender's move was confirmed on Friday.

"I don't think I needed too much convincing to be fair," White told Arsenal Media. "Obviously Arsenal speaks for itself and I spoke to the gaffer a number of times during the summer. I got good vibes and the way the gaffer wants to play, I think I can produce quality in this team and hopefully get Arsenal back.

"I've played in the Football League, I've played for a number of teams on loan and the hunger's still there. I'm really happy to be at a massive club like this and hopefully bring the level up of this team.

"When times get hard in games, I can step up and control situations. I'm very relaxed on the ball and through that I can produce quality in bad moments of the game.

"My main [position] is obviously centre back. That's where I've developed over the years. I've slotted into different positions to help the team and I feel like I can do that to help the team. If I need to do that this season, I'll definitely be up for it."

The England defender has been linked with an Arsenal switch all summer and was delighted to finally sign on the dotted line.

"It's been a while, hasn't it," he told Arsenal Media. "Obviously I've known for quite a while and it's taken longer than I thought it would, but I'm buzzing to be here.

"It's funny because all my mates were with me during the summer. They're putting stuff up on social media and obviously people find that out, asking him questions. He's got exactly the same as me. It's nice. Now they're going to know!"

"It's been hard to not tell anyone to be fair. I told my family to keep it quiet. Even when I was on holiday I was getting asked whether I am or not. It was tough but I managed to keep it [quiet].

"I think [I found out] when I was with England, that's when it got a bit more serious. It was obviously nice to find out and to be here is absolutely unbelievable."


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