Arsenal have sealed their third summer signing after England player Ben White was unveiled on Friday. The 23-year-old utility defender has secured a big money move to Arsenal from Brighton and Hove Albion.

North London giants Arsenal made England international White their third summer signing after Nuno Tavares and Albert SambiLokonga. Portuguese fullback Tavares signed for the Gunners from Benfica in an £8m deal, while Belgian midfielder Lokonga moved from Anderlecht to the Emirates Stadium in a transfer that could be up to £17m depending on add-ons.

Arsenal announced that England player White has penned a long-term deal believed to be a five-year deal with the option of an extra year. He has been given the number 4 shirt at Arsenal.

Brighton were adamant that Arsenal will have to meet their valuation for White before a transfer can take place. The Seagulls turned down several bids from the North Londoners before a £50m bid was accepted. £40m and £47m bids were rejected by Brighton before the Gunners were successful with their third and final bid of £50m. Brighton also inserted a sell-on clause into the transfer.

New Arsenal player White started his professional career at Brighton before he was sent on a couple of loans. The big teams started to notice his quality while he was on loan at Leeds United during the 2019/20 season.

White featured in all the 46 games as he helped Leeds United to secure a return to the Premier League after almost two decades. Leeds United bagged a place in the top flight by winning the English Championship title. Leeds United were keen to make his loan move permanent but they had a bid rejected for the player. England player White returned to Brighton last summer and he went on to play 36 games in the Premier League.