Since joining Arsenal from Brighton in the summer, Ben White has been a revelation for the Gunners. Arsenal paid somewhat more than £50 million for the center-back. While there were some reservations about the move at the time, Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar’s vision for how they wanted to spend the money is becoming more evident with each passing game.
After a shaky start to his Arsenal career, which included a 1-0 loss to Brentford on the first day of the season, White has appeared in the club’s past eight Premier League games, going undefeated and keeping five clean sheets in the process. The defender has been outstanding in his combination with fellow center-back Gabriel as well as with other newcomers such as Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu, among others.
Ben White has played a significant part in forging the revolution at Emirates alongside Takehisu Tomiyasu and Gabriel. After a string of outstanding defensive performances for Arsenal this season, it’s a pity the midfielder was not included in the England senior team.
Numerous analysts who were critical of Arsenal’s transfer strategy at the start of the season when they lost their first three games of the season, have changed their minds, persuaded of the quality of the team’s new acquisitions. As seen by the shift in mood at the Emirates, Ben White has clearly gained the admiration of the Arsenal faithful.
This is what Ben White had to say about Cristiano Ronaldo
A number of topics were discussed by the defender in an interview with the club’s official website. Ben White has singled out a game against Manchester United at Old Trafford later in the season as one he is looking forward to playing. According to his statements, he seems to be looking forward to the challenge of facing Cristiano Ronaldo in this season.
“I’m thinking it’ll be the United game,” Ben White said. “I’d want to go up against Cristiano Ronaldo in a match. I’ve played at Old Trafford before, but not in front of a crowd of that size. It would be a fantastic learning experience.” In fact, I’ve gone to see a game there before, when they played Chelsea a few years ago, since my uncle is a Manchester United supporter and he invited me along. However, performing in front of a large audience is something I truly want to accomplish,” he said.
Even the supporters are looking forward to this matchup at Old Trafford this weekend! It’s only that they may have grabbed it now, given Manchester United’s poor home form. Nonetheless, with Arsenal on the rise, they have every opportunity of replicating their victory at Old Trafford from last season.