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Jamie O'Hara says Arsenal have a top talent who's 'going to be something special'

Arsenal defender Ben White will go on to “be something special”, Jamie O’Hara has told the 90Min YouTube channel.

The Gunners signed the 23-year-old England international in the summer for a reported £50million.

White, who joined from Brighton, penned a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium with the option of a sixth year.

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Arsenal’s big-money outlay on White raised some eyebrows amongst fans, neutrals and peers.

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The former Seagulls man is still finding his feet at Arsenal, but O’Hara is confident that he’ll go on to be a success.

“Ben White,” he said on 90Min. “(Arsenal) paid £50million for him, but I like him.

“I think he’s going to be something special. He’s great on the ball.

“He has to work on his leadership and his heading ability though.”

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White, who Mikel Arteta has called “exceptional“, has quickly risen to the upper echelons of the English game.

He became a regular for Brighton last season, making 36 Premier League appearances last term.

This came after his incredible loan spell at Leeds United, helping them to the 2019-20 Championship title and Premier League promotion.

White, who has made three appearances for Arsenal, has also won two caps for England.

He was part of Gareth Southgate’s squad at Euro 2020, the Three Lions superb in the tournament as made it all the way to the final, their first since 1966.

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