William Gallas slams Arsenal over Ben White’s choice

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Thirteenth in the Premier League after five days, Arsenal disappointed again this year. And yet, the Gunners have, under the leadership of their sports director Edu, spent (almost) without counting this summer. An XXL transfer window for a total of 165 million euros, for players such as Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Aaron Ramsdale or Martin Odegaard. But the most expensive recruit of the summer is named Ben White. The England international defender (2 caps) was bought for more than 58 million euros from Brighton. A significant sum for a central defender who still has everything to prove. In any case, this is the opinion of William Gallas. The former French international, who joined the Gunners from 2006 to 2010, was not kind to his former partners.

In an interview repeated by the Mirror, the coach of the youth defenders of Zalaegerszeg TE FC, in the Hungarian Premier League, said he “It’s hard to understand why Arsenal have spent £ 50million on a player who has yet to prove himself at the highest level and at the same time Manchester United can spend around £ 40million on Varane.” William Gallas then added. “You have to explain to me how it is possible. Maybe it’s partly because Ben White is English. Varane is a player of a different class than Ben White. Ben White is still young. Like I said, he hasn’t proven anything yet. How can you put a £ 50million price tag on him, you know? I respect him. I do not know him. I respect him and hope he will be a great player, but he hasn’t proven anything yet. You can’t compare Ben White and Varane, I’m sorry. It is not possible. It is not because he is a French compatriot that I speak like that, ” he added. “He’s from Real Madrid. He’s not from Brighton, with all due respect ”.

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