Ben White

Ben White


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Ben White
Squad number
October 8, 1997/Poole
National team
Arsenal debut
v Brentford (a), Premier League, August 13, 2021 (lost 2-0)
Previous clubs
Brighton and Hove Albion, Newport County (loan), Peterborough United (loan), Leeds United (loan)


A big-money signing in the summer, central defender Ben has gone from strength to strength in recent seasons.

Joining the Brighton & Hove Albion academy aged 16, he made his senior debut in August 2016, aged 18, before spending a season on loan to Newport County in League Two in 2017/18. The second half of the following campaign was spent on loan to Peterborough United in League One before another successful temporary switch followed – playing every game as he helped Leeds United win the 2019/20 Championship title, winning their Young Player of the Season Award in the process and also being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

He returned to Brighton last season, winning their Player of the Year award, and capped the season by making his England debut against Austria on June 2, 2021. He was later named in the Euro 2020 squad, though did not feature. A ball-playing centre back with great distribution, he can also play as a defensive midfielder or at right back.

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