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Arsenal transfer: Gunners fans react as Ben White deal gets closer

Arsenal are apparently closing in on the signing of Brighton defender Ben White, according to The Athletic. The Gunners have wanted the England centre-back for some time and look to have got their man.

It is being reported that the deal will cost Arsenal an initial £45 million. An extra £5 million will be due to the Seagulls based on performance related add-ons.

Brighton look to have got the £50 million they wanted for White and an agreement is now extremely close, as per the reports.

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Mikel Arteta has made no secret of his desire to bolster his defence. David Luiz has left, whilst William Saliba is also unfancied by the Arsenal boss.

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Gabriel looked decent last season but the jury has long remained out on long-term Gunners player Rob Holding.

The 23-year-old came of age during a loan spell with Leeds United during the 2019/20 campaign. He helped the Whites win promotion to the Premier League with some scintillating performances.

White has two England caps to his name and is currently with the Three Lions squad for their Euro 2020 campaign.

Arsenal supporters seem keen on White deal

Following yesterday’s announcement, it would seem as though plenty of Arsenal supporters quite like the sound of this one.

Some believe the Gunners might be overpaying, but the general consensus is that the club are getting a strong deal.

The £51,000-a-week star is only 23 and has bags of time to continue improving in the coming years.

Arsenal aren’t in Europe next season and with that in mind, signing White has to be seen as a bit of a coup.

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Following the news, supporters took to Twitter to discuss the pending transfer for the youngster – and the indication is that most will welcome him.

Here is what the Arsenal fan base had to say regarding recent reports on White.

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