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Leaked image shows Ben White being presented as Arsenal player

Leaked image shows Ben White being presented as Arsenal player

Arsenal linked with Ben White

One of the main stories surrounding Arsenal this summer has been their pursuit of Ben White.

The Gunners have already secured the services of central midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and left-back Nuno Tavares. But much of the hype has centered around White.

The 23-year-old is currently plying his trade with Brighton, handed a chance in the club’s first-team setup by Graham Potter in 2020/21 after a solid loan spell with Leeds in the Championship.

And White went on to grasp his opportunity with both hands, showcasing all of the qualities associated with a modern, ball-playing-defender.

The stopper’s form this past season would even earn him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.

Arsenal, for their part, have been linked with White for some time, with reports of a transfer inching towards completion having first surfaced back in June:

News then emerged earlier this week that White was set to undergo his medical with the Gunners on Wednesday.

Leaked image of White emerges

And, on Friday, it appears that a deal for the defender has been all but wrapped up.

An image doing the rounds on social media has showcased White being presented as an Arsenal player, alongside Mikel Arteta and Edu:

As such, whilst no official announcement has yet been forthcoming, it does look as though the Brighton star will be named as the 3rd summer arrival at the Emirates imminently.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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