Arsenal manager Mikel reportedly thinks that Ben White is in the best possible condition before the restart. Hence, this looks like good news for all the Gunners fans.
The England defender did not play a single minute in this year’s World Cup in Qatar. However, the defender is fit and ready to help his club challenge for the Premier League title.
ARSENAL STAFF ARE HAPPY WITH THE FITNESS OF BEN WHITE
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and his coaching staff think that Ben White is reportedly in the best possible condition before the restart. Hence, the defender is certainly going to start the boxing day match against West Ham. The report also claims that Mikel Arteta did not expect Ben White to be available. However, it looks like the defender is physically and mentally ready for the second half of the season. He has also played a number of friendly games for the club.
He also played in the Dubai Cup game against AC Milan. However, he was replaced by Cedric in the second half. Although, Mikel Arteta said that he was happy with the fitness of the England defender. Many thought that the Arsenal defender would take a break after his World Cup nightmare. He also played for an hour in their last friendly game against Juventus. The report also claims that his club teammates were also very happy to see him back with the team.
BEN WHITE IS HOPING TO FORGET HIS WORLD CUP NIGHTMARES
England Football Federation has said that he had to leave the team due to personal reasons. However, a number of reports also claim that it was more than personal reasons. It is reportedly because of his fight with the assistant coach of the England team. However, the Federation has rejected the claims. Many reports also claim that he was unable to fit into the playing style of Gareth Southgate. Hence, the England coaching staff were not happy with his efforts in the national camp.
However, there are no such problems in the Arsenal camp. Mikel Arteta is very happy with the performances of Ben White for the club. The Gunners staff see Ben White as a very important player. Mikel Arteta also likes his versatility in different problems. He is center-back that is currently playing in his newfound right-back position. Hence, it is clear that Mikel Arteta wants to have him in the team in the defence. It is because he has helped Arsenal become the table toppers in the Premier League.
Hence, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reluctant to change his line-up for the remainder of the season. However, we are likely to see Eddie Nketiah play in the striker position. This is because of the major knee injury to their star striker Gabriel Jesus. Many Gunners fans are also expecting Arteta to be very active in the January transfer window.
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