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Arsenal receive Twitter message from Brighton after Ben White announcement

Arsenal have completed the signing of Ben White from Brighton.

The Gunners have reportedly paid £50million to sign the England international.

White has penned a five-year deal at the Emirates Stadium, with the option of another year.

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According to Sky Sports, Arsenal saw two bids for the 23-year-old rejected before an agreement was reached with Brighton.

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In addition, the Seagulls are reported to have inserted a sell-on clause.

Arsenal announced White’s arrival at 4pm BST on Friday:

And Brighton have sent the Gunners a very classy message in response:

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White has gone from a talented defensive prospect to one of English football’s best young centre-backs in just two years.

He came through the ranks at Brighton and got his big break when he joined Leeds United on loan in 2019.

Despite having no prior experience in England’s top two league, he was superb for the Whites.

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White featured in every one of their Championship games and helped them win the title.

The player then became a regular for the Seagulls, making 36 Premier League appearances last term.

White has also won two caps for England and was part of Gareth Southgate’s squad at Euro 2020.

The Three Lions enjoyed a wonderful tournament as they made it all the way to the final, their first since 1966.

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