Ben White is the first Arsenal player to leave Qatar “We’re all with you, Ben.”

With half of the Groups in the World already decided, with which teams go forward to the knockouts and which ones are on the plane journey home, there has not been one country with an Arsenal player in it that has been eliminated yet.

But today, we are hearing that Arsenal’s right-back Ben White, who is yet to kick a ball for England is on his way home “for personal reasons”. It was reported that he was not in contention to play against Wales because of “illness”, but it now appears that there was another reason, and he has quickly arranged to return to the UK.

The English FA quickly reported it and asked for Ben’s privacy to be respected…..

England FA Statement

Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons.

The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament.

We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.

Arsenal themselves simply said in a statement: “We’re all with you, Ben.”

I am sure that there will be lots of speculation for the reasons behind his departure, but we at JustArsenal will be not be joining in and we will be respecting his privacy. I just hope that he resolves his problems and is able to rejoin the Arsenal squad before the season resumes…

17 Comments

    1. I saw a rumour of a miscarriage which i hope is just disgusting fake news.

      For a player to leave the world cup has to be something serious like a parents/companion death or in bad condition.

      1. Whatever the circumstances, you are an individual I always admire, back home they are countless others like me who just likes a ball playing midfielder like you.

  1. It is a tremendous honor being chosen to represent your country; but it must be awful to only watch knowing that you can contribute to the team.

    His health both physically and mentally is the primary concern, so come home Ben back to Arsenal, you are a crucial player to our success.

  2. But Wouldn’t be better if us Gooners know the real reason for Ben Whites unexpected leaving the England World Cup camp for home? Instead pf us to be kept in the dark. Because Ben White is a very important Arsenal player personality. Who is highly rated ny the Arsenal FC manager, Mikel Arteta. But he looks to be lowly rated by the England national team manager, Gareth Southgate for his overlookibg him to give game playing time to others.. Pathetic!!!
    Ben White, listen, I speak for all Gooners to tell you that us are 100% solidly behind you on your leaving the 3Lions World Cup camp in Qarta early for a reason us are yet to official be aware of. And also tell you that us all love you absolutely. Please take care.

  3. We stand with you Ben..Hope 2 See you on the Boxing Day when the Gunners will be Gunning Down Brighton

  4. Wishing u all the best Ben. As Arsenal family we love u most and we are looking forward to see you back!

  5. Sorry Ben! Whatever the reason is, please, be careful and strong! Hello Gooners, Ben is better off at home to prepare for Season resumption! Looking at the 3Lions performance, he should have played a game, at least! Good luck doe the future Ben!

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