Arsenal told record-breaking transfer signing ‘will come good’ at the Emirates

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£50m summer signing Ben White will come good and ‘bring quality’ to this Arsenal squad, the fans have been told

After the news broke in the media that David Luiz would not be signing a new deal to stay at the club this summer, Mikel Arteta knew that he needed to add a quality centre-back to that defence.

Some big names were linked, and so were some talents, but in the end the Gunners board gave Arteta £50 million to wrap up a transfer deal for the very impressive Ben White, who is rated very highly in the Premier League

White endured a difficult Premier League debut for Arsenal in last week’s 2-0 defeat to Brentford, with the likes of Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher highlighting his weakness in the air after the opening-day loss.

But Silvestre believes the 23-year-old – who was part of England’s Euro 2020 squad – will prove his class at Arsenal: ‘When a team like Arsenal see the top teams spending a lot of money and bringing in quality players, it will worry them quite a bit,’ former Gunners defender Silvestre told MyBettingSites.

‘They already had a tough task with having to improve from last season and closing the gap, but this has made it extremely hard for Mikel Arteta and his team to break into the top six this season.

‘That must be their main aim this season – to break back into the top six.’

He added: ‘There is a lot of pressure in England for teams to sign English players and as Arsenal already have quite a few foreign players, they leaned towards signing an English defender in Ben White.

‘Ben struggled on Friday against Brentford but he’s well-equipped, intelligent and is clever so I’m sure he’ll learn from his mistakes from the opening game.

‘It is a big step for him coming from a team like Brighton to Arsenal, but I believe that he’ll bring quality to the team at the back.

‘The defenders need to become more of a unit and must make sure they’re concentrating for the full game, and that hasn’t been this case at Arsenal in recent years, which is causing them to concede goals.’


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