Why on Earth would Ben White be tempted by Man City move?

You’ve probably read that Manchester City is interested in Ben White, if you’ve been recently reading the various transfer columns. In line with the Man City links to White, Frank McAvennie has hinted that that could be a move the Arsenal man would think about making, saying on Football Insider, “He has made that right-back position his own at Arsenal and I do not see why he would not go to City. (White) is at the stage in his career that he is kicking on and wanting to win trophies.

“He will want to win things and he will look at Man City. He will need to think he can make that position his own at City.”

McAvennie’s claims are bad news for many Gunners, but they may not make sense, according to Crippy Cooke of Vital Manchester City, who believes that Manchester City’s push to sign White is unreal. According to Cooke, Manchester City are stacked with talent on the right side of the centre-back position and at right back.

For example, City has Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, and Rico Lewis at right back, and Manuel Akanji, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, and Nathan Ake on the right side of the central defense. Notably, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake have both been playing right back.

According to Cooke, Pep Guardiola does not require Ben White, which should be good news for all Gunners who have been enjoying the services of Arteta’s Mr. Versatile, who can also play in midfield if needed.

Darren N


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11 Comments

  1. ha ha mcvinnie is a f*****g idiot. Talking like arsenal hasnt won a trophy in 30 yrs. Nobody said this when White was third choice CB at brighton!

  2. Honestly these are the types of defenders Pep like, He is a ball playing defender not the old tradition Big Sam type, I couldn’t understand earlier the unnecessary sticks Ben White was getting.
    His price tag wasn’t has nothing to do with his doing, his former club saw the opportunity to do good business.

    Having said that this report has much to do about anything,
    But I like the kid he just get on with his game,

  3. Arsenal are top of the table, which is great, but Man City have a much better record of finishing there at the end of the season in recent times. That’s why. And our manager was a student of Man City’s manager.

    But the student is currently beating the teacher at his own game. Arsenal is once again becoming the place to be if you’re a talented young player that wants a good shot at winning things, so hopefully most of the talent will want to stay and see how the process turns out, including Ben White.

  4. I don’t think Nathan Ake has ever played right back for Man City.He has featured at LB and LCB on a fairly regular basis.With regard to White who is classy player, his best position is probably right centre back in a three, but as Arteta, quite rightly favours a back four he has fitted in seamlessly as a conventional RB.

  5. Nathan Ake is primarily a left foot player who plays left side of a back 2 CBs and has covered a number of times at LB. He has never played on the right side at City or at RB
    The question should not be;
    “Why on earth would Ben White be tempted by A Man City move” it should be;
    “Why on earth would Man CIty be tempted to sign Ben White”?
    City have three RB’s in Walker, Lewis and Cancelo with Stones also able to cover. They have have five CBs all of a very high standard, of which three, Akanji, Dias and Stones a right foot, primarily right side CB’s.
    This story is make believe nonsense.

  6. I would rather say, let a better thing that concerns Arsenal transfers this Jan window be discussed.
    Such as if Arsenal will will succeed to make a breakthrough in their negotiations to sign the Shakhata Donetsk’s rightwing player Mykhailo Mudryk this winter window.
    Which could still happen if Shakhata lower their asking price for Mudryk from the £88m they have set on him as transfer fee before they will allow him to move. And Arsenal up their bid to sign him for the 3rd time of their bidding for him to say for instance.£69m. IMO So that both parties of Arsenal and Shakhata will come to the middle ground to meet and strike a balance get the transfer business done once and for all this winter window.
    But not Ben White moving to Man City transfer news which doesn’t appeal but doom from the Gooners’ perspectives

    1. A good post Samuel Akinsola Adebosin – Mykhailo Mudryk would be a marquis signing for Arsenal and if a quality striker is also added to the roster it will make Arsenal a much stronger squad in a crowded season and much harder for City to catch.

  7. Ben White won’t be going to City. Just more click bait nonsense. Watch how City operate. You won’t read anything until the deals fine. If you’re reading it then it won’t be happening .

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