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'I like': Ray Parlour thinks Arsenal are about to make another great signing

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour is happy the Gunners are reportedly closing in on Ben White’s signature.

Sky Sports reported at the weekend that the Gunners have agreed a fee of around £50million to sign the Brighton centre-back.

The outlet also claimed White should undergo his medical when he returns from holiday on July 26.

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It looks as though this budding transfer saga is coming to an end already rather than stretching towards deadline day.

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Arsenal reportedly made two offers for White – £40million and £47million – but the Seagulls rejected them.

But if all goes well, the 23-year-old England international should soon be plying his trade in red and white.

And Parlour, one of the Invincibles, is optimistic about what White can bring to the Emirates Stadium.

“I think it’s a good addition,” Parlour told talkSPORT on Monday (9am).

“I like to see British players being bought by Arsenal.

“They’ve got a good contingency now – (Emile) Smith Rowe, (Bukayo) Saka, (Kieran) Tierney. (White) is a decent signing.

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“Liverpool, when Van Dijk’s fit again and Gomez, they’ve got quite a few good centre-halves.

“Man City have Ruben Dias and (John) Stones, he ain’t going to get in front of them.

“So that’s probably why he’s looked at Arsenal. Arsenal are trying to build and get back in the Champions League and he could be part of that.”

White shone at Leeds on loan in 2019-20, helping the Elland Road side back into the Premier League.

Last season, he made his Brighton breakthrough, and this summer, he was part of the England squad that reached the Euro 2020 final.

Arsenal have signed two players this summer so far – Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

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