Arsenal have had a torrid few seasons within the Premier League – but it surely may have been very totally different.
The Gunners had a £50million bid for then-Leicester star Harry Maguire rejected in 2019, earlier than Manchester United swooped in to signal the centre-back in an £80m deal.
Make no mistake, eyebrows had been raised that United coughed up such a giant payment for the defender, however he’s undoubtedly proved his price in his two years at Previous Trafford.
In his first season within the 2019/20 season, he shored up the defence and the Purple Devils boasted one of many meanest backlines within the division.
He backed that up with one other spectacular marketing campaign final time period and now he’s now shining for England at Euro 2020.
Arsenal, nevertheless, are too typically let down by their defence – and their eighth-placed end final season was a testomony to that.
There’s a phrase in soccer that many concerned within the recreation typically relay: ‘Assault wins you matches, defence wins you titles.’
Maguire may have been the person to unravel Arsenal’s long-standing defensive woes – simply as he has finished at United and like Virgil van Dijk has at Liverpool.
That’s why the Gunners merely can’t mess up their deal to signal Ben White because it may show expensive once more.
The Brighton defender is Arsenal’s high defensive goal this summer time and it was believes Mikel Arteta was closing in on a £55m deal to convey him to the Emirates.
However as is at all times the case with Arsenal, nothing ever comes straightforward.
Everton are reportedly planning to hijack the deal, with White stated to have been enticed by the prospect of enjoying below Rafael Benitiez at Goodison Park and never but ruling out a transfer to Merseyside.
Arsenal followers will probably be assured that the explanation the deal is being held up is as a result of White is on responsibility with the Three Lions at Euro 2020.
Arteta, nevertheless, should safe the deal or the membership may have rue lacking out on one other high English centre-back.