Arteta praises White's England call-up - My Arsenal Blog

My Arsenal Blog

Arteta praises White’s England call-up

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a week or so since Gareth Southgate announced his squad for the 2022 World Cup and to the elation of Arsenal fans, Ben White was one of the featured names.

The defender has worked incredibly hard to build himself up as a credible inclusion for the WC in Qatar and now, it’s been made official.

During an interview with, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta couldn’t help but praise White for his continued growth.

“I think he was really happy. I think the staff and players were so happy for him, he fully deserves it and you could see that it was a big moment for him.

“All of the credit is down to what he’s done. You look at his career and how far he’s come in a short very period of time, it says everything about the person, the player, his ambition and especially the consistency that he’s achieved over the last few years.”

“We have discussed that every player needs some time to understand the reasons why [they play in new positions], and I think he’s really enjoying it,” Mikel added. “It brings him other opportunities and being a versatile player is something that’s rare in this world and I think he’s got the capacity to do that.”

Will Ben White play a prominent role in the tournament?

Leave a Reply

↑ Top