“He is better than that” – Pundit surprised at star sealing transfer to Arsenal rather than Man United

Danny Mills has admitted he’s surprised to see Brighton defender Ben White looking set for a transfer to Arsenal rather than to a bigger club like Manchester United.

The England international looks close to completing a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer, according to the Times, who add that Man Utd were also among his admirers, though they weren’t invited to join the bidding war for his signature.

Mills thinks White looks a fine signing for Arsenal, but he admits he’s surprised that someone better hasn’t come in for him, suggesting he thinks the 23-year-old is too good for the Gunners.

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Speaking to talkSPORT in the video below, Mills said: “The only thing I am surprised at is Ben White has gone to Arsenal.

“Let’s assume that he will be at Arsenal for two or three years at least before he goes somewhere else. I just think he is better than that.

“I think he is an exceptional player and I think he is a fantastic signing for Arsenal. I am just a little bit surprised that Manchester United, who are looking for a centre-half, haven’t come in for him.”

Arsenal fans won’t be too happy with Mills’ comments, but there will surely also be some who acknowledge that this is quite a surprising piece of business.

White could surely have had his pick of numerous other top sides who might have been able to offer him Champions League football and a realistic chance of winning major trophies.

Having said that, the young centre-back might also feel that Arsenal would be a good place for him to play regularly and develop his game, with Mikel Arteta putting a promising squad together this summer in response to a hugely disappointing campaign last season.

United could surely have done well to sign White to bolster their defence, but they may have other priorities in mind.

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  1. That argument would apply to every single club below man city. Footballers are generally as thick as pi*sh*t. Mills won the league cup with Middlesboro. Thats how fu**ing good he was

  2. mills!mills!mills!as an adult,we ought to scrutinize our words before we speak.please tell me how man utd is currently a bigger club than Arsenal.Arsenal won’t buy a player we would be slated,arsenal Will buy yet we are branded as not been good enough for the player.If he has been so good,why is he still in Brighton?

  3. Danny Miles want’s to read the back pages or the gossip column sometimes… Arsenal agreed to all Brighton’s terms for Ben White that’s how they got the jump on the other clubs including mufc

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