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Ex-Arsenal captain Gallas: White not in Varane class

Former Arsenal captain William Gallas has criticised their signing of former Brighton defender Ben White.

During an interview with the GentingBet, former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Gallas compared White with Manchester United defender Raphael Varane and said of the deals: "It's difficult for me to understand why Arsenal spent £50million on a player who is yet to prove himself at the top level and at the same time Manchester United can spend around £40million on Varane.

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"You have to explain to me how it's possible. Perhaps it's partly because Ben White is English. Varane is a different class player compared to Ben White. Ben White is still young. As I said, he hasn't proved anything yet. How can you put a £50million price on him, you know?

"I respect him. I don't know him. I respect him and I hope he will be the great player, but he hasn't proved anything yet. You can't compare Ben White and Varane, I'm sorry. It's not possible.

"It's not because he's a fellow Frenchman that I'm talking like this. He comes from Real Madrid. He didn't come from Brighton, with all respect to them."


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