Arsenal have broken the bank to effect the signings of players into the team this summer.
The Gunners have secured permanent deals with Martin Odegaard, Ben White, Sambi Lokomga, Nuno Tavares, to mention but a few.
Martin Odegaard signes for €35million, Lokomga for €17.50million and Tavares for jusf €8million before the start of the season.
Ben White on the other hand, was brought to the club with the sum of €58.50 million, making him the team’s most expensive signing this season and their most expensive defensive signing in history.
The crux of matter now, is that despite the excessive fee, the central defender has not committed himself to the team.
Prior to the signing, The 23 year old used to be one of the Premier League’ s finest young prospects.
White who was signed from fellow England team, Brighton Albion was a key member of Brighton.
The England international with a threatening start since joining the Emirate Stadium has struggled to overcome the physical threat of Ivan Toney during their 1st Premier League game of the season which ended in a 2-0 loss to Brentford.
His return followed recuperation from Covid 19 to feature against Norwich in a slim1-0 win earlier this month.
White has almost gifted Burnley an equalising goal in last weekend’s 1-0 competition at Turf Moor.
All that said have worried Gallas too much(former Arsenal defender and captain) to have opined that Arsenal have paid more for White than he is really worth.
Gallas told GentingBet via Metro: “It’s difficult for me to understand why Arsenal spent £50m on one player who is yet to prove himself at the top level and at the same time Manchester United can spend around £40m on Varane who won the World Cup and has four Champions League titles.”
“He’s won the Spanish league. You have to explain to me how it’s possible. Perhaps it’s partly because Ben White is English.”
“Listen, Varane is a different class player compared to Ben White. Ben White is still young. As I said, he hasn’t proved anything yet. How can you put a £50m price on him, you know? I respect him.”
“I don’t know him. I respect him and I hope he will be the great player, but he hasn’t proven anything yet. You can’t compare Ben White and Varane, I’m sorry. It’s not possible.”
“And it’s not because he’s a fellow Frenchman that I’m talking like this. He comes from Real Madrid. He didn’t come from Brighton, with all respect to them.”