White has impressed for the Gunners this season (Image: Getty Photographs)
The Gunners splashed out £50million to usher in White from Brighton as a part of their summer season rebuild, which additionally included the signings of right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Arteta has usually fielded the identical again 4 in entrance of Ramsdale, and White has fashioned a robust partnership with fellow centre-back Gabriel.
The defender has been included within the newest England squad (Image: Getty Photographs)
White’s good type has been rewarded with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for upcoming friendlies in opposition to Switzerland and Ivory Coast.
Talking on the Seaman Says podcast, Arsenal legend Dixon hailed the 24-year-old for coping with the strain of his £50m price ticket and bettering the Gunners’ defence.
‘I’m an enormous Ramsdale fan, however I’ll in all probability go Ben White,’ Dixon stated when requested to call Arsenal’s participant of the season.
‘You’re all the time going to get a left-field reply from me as a result of I’d all the time go “What did the group want when he got here in? How huge a price ticket did he are available for?”
‘The strain of everybody going, “We’ve paid an excessive amount of for him”, ready we have been determined to type a relationship with one other participant. I believe he’s are available and everyone seems to be now speaking about him once more for England.
‘His season, for the strain he was beneath, was enormous and he has – not on his personal however with the three or 4 round him – steadied the ship on the again.’
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‘He’s had a superb season,’ Arteta stated of White earlier this month.
‘I believe once more what he’s completed, how shortly he’s tailored, how shortly he’s been capable of deal with the strain with the quantity that he’s carrying, with the worth that we paid, with what we demand him to do.
‘Right away at his age, he’s been nice.’
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