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Arsenal transfer news: Ben White close to agreeing fresh terms with Gunners

Jacque Talbot
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Arsenal defender Ben White is close to signing a new deal with the North London club, FootballTransfers can reveal.

The centre-back has been in talks with the club over fresh terms since last year but now we are told a contract of four years plus the option of an extra one is close to being finailsed. The 26-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Brighton for €58million in the summer of 2021, has quickly become a crucial part of Mikel Arteta’s defensive setup, and the club wish to merit that with a new deal at the Emirates.

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We are told negotiations for the contract extension are in advanced stages and there is confidence that it can be sealed soon. White’s current deal runs until 2026, but Arsenal are keen to reward the Englishman for his form over the past couple of seasons. in which the club have pushed for a Premier League title..

Sporting Director Edu has spearheaded negotiations for Arsenal, aiming to learn from past mistakes and avoid the risk of losing players for nothing as their contracts approach expiration.

Mikel Arteta is leading the Arsenal title once more
© IMAGO – Mikel Arteta is leading the Arsenal title once more

In last weekend’s 3-1 Premier League victory against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, White emerged as one of the standout performers.

While midfielders Jorginho and Declan Rice received praise for their displays, it was White who stood out as a solid entity.

What did Ben White say about his future at Arsenal?

White has spent three seasons at Arsenal since moving from the Seagulls, netting three goals in that time.

Speaking about the possibility of signing a new deal with Sky Sports last year, White said: “ “I want to stay at Arsenal for as long as I can, stay at the highest level and push this club back to where it needs to be.

“Whenever that’s spoken about, it’s an amazing feeling that someone wants you. I’ve still got a few years left on my current contract, so even to be speaking about it is a nice feeling.”

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