Ben White: ‘I’m buzzing to be here!’

New Arsenal signing Ben White is ‘buzzing’ to be at the club and explained how it was hard not to tell anyone about his impending transfer.

The 23-year-old completed his reported £50m move and gave a first interview to Arsenal TV on YouTube, talking about his switch from Brighton to the Gunners:

“It’s been a while, obviously I’ve known for quite a while and its taken longer than I thought it would, but I’m buzzing to be here.

It’s been hard to not tell anyone to be fair, I’ve told my family to keep it quiet. Even when i was holiday I was being asked but I managed to keep it a secret,

When I was with England, the interest got a bit more serious so it was obvious nice to find out and to be here is unbelievable.

It’s funny because all my mates were with me during the summer and they were putting things up on social media and obviously people were finding that out and asking me questions, it’s nice and now they’re gonna know!.

I don’t think I needed too much convincing (to move) to be fair, Arsenal speaks for itself and I spoke to the gaffer a number of times during the summer and got good vibes from the way the gaffer wants to play. I think i can produce quality in this team and hopefully get Arsenal back.

I’ve played in the football league and on a number of teams on loan and the hunger is still there and i’m really happy to be at a massive club like this and hope to bring the level of the team up.

When times get hard in games I can step up and control situations. I’m very relaxed on the ball and feel I can produce quality in bad moments of the game.

To be fair I’ve played in most positions – Up front? Probably for Newport!”

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