Arsenal fans react to claim Arteta sees Ben White as future captain
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react to comments made by Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast concerning Ben White and Mikel Arteta seeing him as a future captain.
Arsenal are reportedly expected to finalise a deal for White when England finish their Euro 2020 campaign.
But it would appear that there is still work to be done. According to Castles, the Gunners have made a third bid worth an initial £48 million for the 23-year-old.
The offer includes a potential £6 million in add-ons. Brighton, of course, value the centre-back at £50 million.
It remains to be seen whether the Seagulls accept the latest offer. But it has become clear just how keen Arteta is to have White in his side.
According to Castles, Arteta views White as a potential future captain at the Emirates.
Obviously, it is a huge claim. White has been an outstanding performer over the last few years. However, last season was his first at the highest level.
He certainly has the potential to be an amazing signing for Arsenal. But to back him for the armband would be a big call.
And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the claim has not gone down too well amongst fans.
Several have insisted that the next captain is Kieran Tierney, whoever comes in in the coming years. Tierney is a huge fan favourite and appears to set the standard at the Emirates.
‘Kieran Tierney exists?’: Arsenal fans baffled by Ben White being earmarked as future captain
One supporter also pointed out that it is not the best look that Arsenal are not yet willing to pay the additional £2 million to meet Brighton’s asking price.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Arsenal fans made of Castles’s claim…
Man said future captain 😂😂 Kieran Tierney exists?
— NT🍀 (@ftblNT) July 7, 2021
Tierney is the captain back off
— Henry ™ 🇳🇱 (@AfcHenryx) July 7, 2021
No Tierney is our future captain not him
— Jaiden (@GoonerJaiden) July 7, 2021
If indeed he is worth considering as a future captain why should 2m be a bother.Does the club ever learn from our past experiences during such transfer negotiations
— Martin Chikwana (@Chikwanam) July 7, 2021
Thats so weird because Kieran Tierneys actually an Arsenal player already and therefore the only option as Captain once Aubameyang leaves.
— George Bates (@Geo_B_) July 7, 2021
Future Captain ? 🤣 KT has that🔏
— Ben⚡️ (@BenFitz13266350) July 7, 2021
Hand the armband to White and not Tierney and I’ll never watch this football club again
— Sean Dunne (@SeandDunne) July 7, 2021
Arteta out. KT is future captain https://t.co/xFpSyLw7n3
— Saka Soprano (@1richporter) July 7, 2021
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