'Next joke lads', 'Are we serious?': Some Arsenal fans 'disappointed' after links with 23-year-old defender
Some Arsenal fans were reacting after news emerged over interest in Ben White.
According to The Athletic, the club is preparing to make a move for the Brighton defender.
However, it’s being claimed a transfer is likely to cost between £40-50m. And the there is yet to be any contact established between the two teams.
The heft transfer fee is unlikely to be unsurmountable for Mikel Arteta’s team.
White’s displays last season earned him a place in the England Euro 2020 squad. He replaced the crocked Trent-Alexander Arnold, who pulled out through injury.
The ace made 36 appearances in the Premier League as the seasiders finished in the bottom-half of the table.
TBR View: White interest is a display of the intentions of Arsenal this summer
The interest in white is a display of the intentions of Arsenal this summer.
There seems to be a keenness on improving the quality of the squad no matter what.
However, personally, signing another centre-back would be a bad move from Arteta. He already has four different options available to him, and without European football.
On the other hand, his eagerness to improve the squad is a good sign moving forward.
Here is how fans reacted…
£50M?!! Sighhhhh pic.twitter.com/kh4GUweya4— Afc things (@Gunner2Jasper) June 11, 2021
Are we serious?— Chiddy 🇳🇬 (@chiddyafc) June 11, 2021
This would be a signing that warrants multiple people at @arsenal to be sacked— ClerkenwellGooner (@RationalArsenal) June 11, 2021
There is no logic in it whatsoever
We have a plethora of fine centre backs already and many other priorities. Coupled with limited funds, this would be woeful recruitment
WE HAVE GABRIEL. WE HAVE SALIBA. WHY.— harm (@harmswrld) June 11, 2021
£40-50 million???!!!! Next joke lads pic.twitter.com/NBnh198BGp— NT🏌🏾♂️ (@NT11i) June 11, 2021
Pretty disappointed by this. A 40-50m pound example of taking your eye off the ball.— Gunner Thoughts (@gunner_thoughts) June 11, 2021
If they start with this, there can’t be excuses as the end about not having funds for the MF. Have to complete that area.