Arsenal Set Sights on Landing Leeds Loanee Ben White in the Summer

Arsenal are lining up a summer move for highly-rated Leeds United loanee Ben White, who has caught the eye during his spell at Elland Road this campaign.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta sees White as a solution to Arsenal’s defensive woes and the on-loan Brighton star impressed when Leeds made the trip to the Emirates earlier in the season.

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Leeds faced ​Arsenal in the third round of the competition in January, and the centre-half’s competent performance has appears to have left a lasting impression on Arteta. 

According to ​Football Insider, the Spaniard has stepped up his interest in the 22-year-old and the north London side are monitoring White’s progress very closely.

Remarkably, White has played every single minute of Leeds’ promotion-chasing campaign and has been the stand out in a defence that has only shipped 30 goals in 37 league games.

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Arteta is yet to find his main central defensive partnership, with the Spaniard deploying combinations of David Luiz, Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi and Pablo Mari in his search for a preferred pairing.

His failure to find a favourable duo has led to pinpointing White as a potential summer recruit but Arteta is not the defender’s only admirer, and faces stiff competition to land the ​Brighton star. 

​Liverpool, Leicester and ​Manchester United are amongst a host of clubs in the race for the defender’s signature.

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Arteta has earmarked defence as an area in need of improvement and stiffen up a leaky backline that has already conceded 36 times in the ​Premier League this campaign.

White is very much of the Arsenal mould, a ball-playing centre-half who also completes his defensive duties in a calm and assured manner.

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