According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are looking to extend the contract of defender Ben White.
Arsenal Look To Secure New Deal for Ben White
After Odegaard Arsenal Now Looking at New Deal for Ben White
Romano has confirmed Arsenal are looking at extending Ben White’s contract after the Gunners finalised a new deal for Martin Odegaard. The England international currently earns 120k per week, and has impressed Emirates officials with his performance and attitude. The update confirms the talks over a new deal for the defender will advance soon.
Arsenal have recently confirmed Martin Odegaard has signed a new contract at the Emirates Stadium – an inspired move by Mikel Arteta, as the Norwegian midfielder has started the season strongly. Now that the new deal has been agreed, it looks like the deal for White’s new contract will accelerate soon.
Following the extension of Gabriel Martinelli’s contract, the Arsenal boss spoke on the importance of agreeing new contracts with key players: “Part of the plan obviously is to extend the contracts of our biggest talents and commit them to the future.” It appears Arteta is intent on building a core group of players for the future, and agreeing these contracts is integral to the club’s future planning.
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White Career Recapped
White moved to the Emirates Stadium for £50m from Brighton on July 30, 2021. While at Brighton, he enjoyed loan spells at Newport County, Peterborough United, and Leeds United. A few months after joining Arsenal, he faced criticism regarding his performances.
Ex-Arsenal man William Gallas described his former club’s decision to pay so much for White as “Difficult” to understand. Since then, the English defender has shown his versatility to the Gunners, which has led him to the verge of signing a new deal at the Emirates.