Arsenal can be signing the ‘good’ participant in Ben White in the event that they pull of the switch, Andros Townsend believes.
The Gunners have been closely linked with the Brighton defender this summer time, though Everton seem like trying to snap him up, too.
White, who’s understood to be valued at £50million by the Seagulls is at present with the England squad at Euro 2020.
He’s not featured for the Three Lions on the event however at 23, he has a vibrant future forward. Townsend believes he’d slot in properly at Arsenal.
The talkSPORT host additionally revealed he was tasked with marking him for Crystal Palace within the 2020/21 season – however failed in his endeavours!
“Even earlier than he performed for England, I knew Ben White was a prime participant,” Townsend defined.
“I’m shocked he wasn’t within the unique England squad as a result of I believe he’s the right participant that Gareth desires. He’s calm and composed on the ball, he can play out from the again.
“After we performed Brighton I used to be tasked with marking him, attempting to shut him down, press excessive up the pitch and get near him, however I couldn’t get close to him.
“He’s so composed on the ball, I used to be placing my greatest work in, attempting to get shut and put him underneath strain, however earlier than I might get to him he’d popped it off and so they had been out.
“If this deal goes over the road, I do know Arsenal are getting a prime participant.”
Former England worldwide Emile Heskey then quizzed Townsend over whether or not White would deliver the management to Arsenal he feels they’re missing.
“Perhaps not as a frontrunner, no,” Townsend responded.
“However I know how Mikel Arteta likes to play and Ben White, perhaps not vocally however positively technically he’d slot in completely with the way in which they need to construct up from the again.”