'Massive meltdown incoming': Arsenal fans discuss reports Ben White will wear number four
Arsenal are close to securing the signing of Ben White from Brighton, with everything all but signed, sealed, and delivered.
The Gunners are closing in on the deal for White, which will see them pay around £50m for the England defender.
Signing White will increase Mikel Arteta’s summer spending to around the £100m mark, with more signings expected in the coming weeks as well.
But one little nugget of information that has been included in a report from the Daily Star is how White will apparently where the famed number four shirt for the Gunners.
The coveted shirt, made famous by huge figures at the club such as Patrick Vieira and Cesc Fabregas, will ensure that little bit of added pressure on White’s back.
Of course, White will hope to simply brush it off and play his game. But that hasn’t stopped Arsenal fans making it into a discussion point on social media.
Gunners fans have been keen to talk about it, with particular interest on how William Saliba had apparently already been allocated the number, before moving out on loan.
Here’s a look at what’s been said by some Arsenal fans.
If true another massive meltdown incoming
— Awolowo Olumide (@kinghenrythefif) July 29, 2021
Just can’t support that. I feel so bad for Saliba it hurts man..
— RedWhiteGoon (@Goonerr92) July 30, 2021
Not fair . I just knew it will come to this. Its Saliba’s number. So disrespectful
— G’ Factor (@Onyiax9) July 29, 2021
finally 4 going back to the Right people
— Name cannot be blank (@xxdon_kermitxx) July 30, 2021
Not great news for Saliba’s future then 😕😩
— #KroenkeOut (@ArsenalTorch) July 29, 2021
If you’re not around, the club can give “your” number to anyone. End of discussion. Not a debate.
— Karsinski (@karsinski) July 30, 2021
Some guys haven’t justified getting iconic shirts already and we’re giving a newbie the #4 ???? OMG
— j (@xaajiball) July 29, 2021