By G9ija

Arsenal have joined the race for Ben White

Arsenal are the latest side to express an interest in signing Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Ben White.

The England international, who excelled on loan with Leeds United in the 2019/20 campaign, has proven himself capable of performing in the Premier League, with his impressive performances for Brighton earning him a late call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.

Southgate is not the only manager who has been impressed by White. The Mirror state that Mikel Arteta has also liked what he has seen from the 23-year-old and now hopes to find a way to bring him to Arsenal.

Arteta expects to be backed this summer as he looks to bolster in a number of positions. Centre-back is an area in which he hopes to improve and White’s name has repeatedly been mentioned in recruitment meetings.

Unfortunately for the Spaniard, despite Arsenal’s willingness to provide funds, they may struggle to meet Brighton’s asking price – which the Daily Mail first revealed sits at £50m as a result of his newfound status as an England international.