Arsenal fans discuss Ben White display against Norwich
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the performance of Ben White after the defender filled in at right-back against Norwich City on Boxing Day.
Mikel Arteta was given a problem on the right of the defence ahead of the trip to Carrow Road. The likes of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Cedric Soares, Calum Chambers and Ainsley Maitland-Niles were all unavailable.
Nuno Tavares got the nod in our predicted lineup. However, Arteta opted for White. And – in one of the least surprising turn of events of the season – the Spaniard proved that he knows more than this particular writer.
White was outstanding in the 5-0 victory given that he was deployed out of position. The 24-year-old has already proved that he is a superb partner for Gabriel Magalhaes. But he has shown that he has other strings to his bow.
As shown by Whoscored, he won five aerial duels. No player on either side could match that tally. Meanwhile, he also topped the Arsenal charts for tackles won and interceptions.
Like a few others, White had plenty to prove when he arrived at the Emirates in the summer. He came in for a significant fee off the back of one – admittedly, very impressive – year in the Premier League.
‘A fantastic job’: Arsenal fans react to Ben White display at Norwich
But he looks to be well on his way to justifying that fee. He has been brilliant throughout his spell with Arsenal. And plenty of Gunners fans were left lauding his display at right-back on Sunday.
Some insisted that Tomiyasu was not missed. They could certainly see him filling in there more often in the future.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Arsenal fans made of White’s display…
A shout out to @ben6white (Benjamin White) today doing a fantastic job at Right Back covering for Tomiyasu! It’s like he wasn’t even missing, well in 👏🏻🔴
— Gooner Dad (@Gooner_Dad6) December 26, 2021
Ben white had a very good game
— ESRSZN3 (@sha_Afc) December 26, 2021
Ben White today 👏👏👏
All our RB’s out, he slotted in there seamlessly.
Has had an excellent season to date and like the rest of this young Arsenal team, is just getting better and better.
Must improve performances against the top teams but it’s very encouraging lately
— Barry O’Connell (@PFF_Barry) December 26, 2021
Ben white at right back today was better than any tomiyasu performance this season
— 🍇 (@pepe_19i) December 26, 2021
I’m here to tell you that Ben White is England’s best defender.
— D82 (@Detective82) December 26, 2021
Ben White is a better right back than Bellerin
— Bush Gordon (@Neddinator) December 26, 2021
What a player is Ben White! #afc
— Mario Camacho (@mariocamacho04) December 26, 2021
Ben White and Holding filled in brilliantly today. White doesn’t look out of place at all in right back.
— evan 》 (@afcevan) December 26, 2021
What a player @ben6white is 👏🏽 Fantastic today at Right back #NORARS @Arsenal
— Ash (@AnzOfficial_) December 26, 2021
Ben white is becoming one of my favourites ngl I love watching him play. So brave and talented 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/2Lnri4888V
— 👑 (@Martinel1i) December 26, 2021
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