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White medical set for Wednesday 0

Posted on July 26, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The saga surrounding the long-awaited arrival of Ben White appears to be coming to a close. The defender is set to undergo his medical with Arsenal ahead of the proposed transfer from Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

Released by Southampton in 2014, the 23-year-old thoroughly paid his dues over the following years. He joined Brighton’s Under-18 side and plied his trade on loans for a while, playing for Newport County and Peterborough. He finally broke through by playing a big part in Leeds United’s promotion-winning season in 2019-20, at the end of which the interest in his services went notably up. Leeds made a strong attempt to keep him on a permanent basis, but Brighton rejected their advances.

Arsenal agree principle deal for Ben White 0

Posted on July 17, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Brighton and Hove Albion over the proposed transfer of Ben White, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic. There was a similar report earlier this month, which came from footall.london, but now the claim has come from a much more reliable source in Ornstein and has been relayed by other outlets, including the likes of Sky Sports and the BBC, as well.

White deal agreed? 0

Posted on July 05, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are still in pole position to sign Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer, despite Manchester City also registering an interest in the young defender, according to football.london.

The Seagulls are aware of their inability to keep their best players at the Amex forever, and they’re resigned to selling White if they have to, but only for the right price. That price has always been £50 million, and it is not to be wondered at that the Gunners saw their first offer of £40m rejected.

Everton move to spoil Arsenal’s White pursuit 0

Posted on July 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been heavily linked with Brighton and Hove Albion’s Ben White for a long time now, and even though several other clubs had been credited with interest in the 23-year-old defender, there were no approaches from anyone but Arsenal.

That seems to have changed now, with the Daily Mail reporting that Everton have been registered as late entrants in the race. Apparently, the Merseyside Blues, having completed the controversial appointment of former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, have held talks with the Seagulls about the possibility of signing White themselves. Further more, Everton are allegedly willing to offer more money than Arsenal have for his services. Manchester City have lately been mentioned as well, with the future of Aymeric Laporte reportedly uncertain due to the Spain international falling behind John Stones and Ruben Dias in the pecking order under Pep Guardiola, and their financial power is obviously second to none in the Premier League.

Arsenal closing in on Ben White deal 0

Posted on June 24, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are getting closer to agreeing a deal with Brighton and Hove Albion for the proposed signing of Ben White, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic. The transfer being discussed will see the Gunners fork out £50 million for the services of the 23-year-old defender.

The first offer Arsenal had sent Brighton’s way was rejected, but it was reported straight away that the talks between the two clubs would continue. They have, face-to-face between all parties involved, and a deal is now not far off. The only difference between what Arsenal are offering and what Brighton are demanding at this point is the structure of the payment. The Gunners are proposing £45m upfront with £5m to come potentially through add-ons, while the Seagulls want the whole amount to be guaranteed. Personal terms between Arsenal and White are not thought to be a problem.

Transfers: Arsenal reject Smith Rowe bid and see White and Lokonga ones rejected 0

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It seems to have been a busy day as far as Arsenal’s dealings in the summer transfer markets are concerned, with with red lights shining at every crossroad for the moment. According to different sources, the Gunners rejected an offer from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe, and saw their own bids for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga turned down.

Arsenal preparing Ben White move 0

Posted on June 14, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are preparing a move for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White, according to David Ornstein and James McNicholas of The Athletic.

The 23-year-old has earned plaudits for his performances for the Seagulls throughout the 2020-21 season, having already impressed while on loan at Leeds United as they strove through the previous season to secure Premier League promotion. A number of clubs were said to be interested in his services last summer, with Brighton knocking back several concrete bids. White’s exploits at club level have recently been rewarded with England boss Gareth Southgate naming him in his squad for the ongoing European Championship after the injury suffered by Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. Primarily a central defender, White is relatively comfortable on the right defensive flank as well, while also being well-suited for a back-three system.

Arsenal linked with Bissouma and Berge 0

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Ever since reports claiming Dani Ceballos would leave Arsenal and return to Real Madrid when his loan deal expires, rumours linking the Gunners with what seems like every central midfielder out there have been popping up like mushrooms after rain. Rangers’ Glen Kamara has featured in many of them, and he’s recently been joined on the back pages by Yves Bissouma and Sander Berge.

Arsenal urged to move for Yves Bissouma 0

Posted on March 26, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes the Gunners should move to sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer, insisting the Seagulls midfielder would represent an upgrade on Granit Xhaka.

Campbell came through the ranks at the Arsenal Academy and earned first-team promotion in 1987. He had loan spells with Leyton Orient and Leicester City before returning to the club on the last day of 1989 to establish himself fully in the team. Throughout his time in North London, he made a total of 161 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners, scoring 40 goals. He left to join Nottingham Forest in the summer of 1994, and went on to play Turkish club Trabzonspor, Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City. He retired from playing in 2007.

Arsenal sign Ryan and close in on Odegaard 0

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and confirmed the signing of Brighton and Hove goalkeeper Matt Ryan on loan for the remaining part of the season.

The 28-year-old Australia international arrives to the Emirates to boost the competition for the spot between the posts, although, in all honesty, he doesn’t look very likely to pose a serious threat to Bernd Leno in that respect. He is more likely to compete, and probably beat, Alex Runarsson for the place on the bench, with the Icelander not very impressive for the Gunners since his arrival.



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