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DONE DEAL: Edu, Arteta delighted as Arsenal announce Ben White signing

Arsenal have announced the signing of Brighton defender Ben White.

On Friday, White became the third new name through the door after signing his contract until 2026 and completing his medical. A mooted fee to £50m was settled between the two clubs.

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".

Speaking about the move, technical director Edu said: “Ben has been a key target this summer. He has so many qualities which make us so excited he's joining us.

"Ben's a young English player with a great future. He's very strong defensively, good on the ball with a great passing range. We're delighted Ben's signed and we look forward to him growing with us."

Mikel Arteta added: “Ben was a top target for us and it's great that we've completed his signing. 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. And 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."


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