Arsenal defender Ben White prefers to be called Benjamin and does not really watch football

Arsenal’s Ben White truly prefers to be called Benjamin – and he admits he does not really watch football.

“You can call me whatever you want, I just might not reply,” he joked, after it was identified to him his identify is Benjamin on some social media and Ben on others, “but my name is actually Benjamin”.

The £50m summer-signing from Brighton, who’s starting to discover his type below Mikel Arteta, says he did not watch video games as a child – he simply cherished taking part in – and he prefers to spend his time doing different issues.

Whether that’s serving to him at his new membership it’s too early to say – White continues to be settling in – however the 24-year-old insists it permits him to at the very least give his full consideration to coaching.

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“Football is so intense,” he advised Sky Sports News forward of the go to of Crystal Palace and their new supervisor – the previous Arsenal nice Patrick Vieira, whom White admits he is aware of little about.

“You are available in each day giving 100 per cent. All I would like to do is go residence and not give it some thought, then are available in within the morning recent and prepared to give 100 per cent once more.

“I watch myself for analytical causes. I watch England, possibly, however I’m all the time busy doing one thing. I would not simply sit down and watch a sport.

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“I didn’t ever watch football when I was younger. I still don’t now. I just loved the game, I was always playing it, never watching.

“So I do not know an excessive amount of in regards to the older generations, however I do know Vieira was an excellent participant. But I do not know the main points.”

White was thrust straight into Arteta’s plans from the primary sport of the season; a hellish opener at promoted Brentford that noticed them lose 2-0 and White struggling for one in all their objectives.

But he has made 4 additional begins since, having recovered from a spell out with Covid-19, and helped the Gunners safe clear sheets in three of these video games.

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“The first game didn’t go very well. Then I got Covid and missed two games. Then we were straight back in and that’s where we picked up,” he stated.

“I don’t think adapting to a big club (was a reason for my slow start). It didn’t feel like a big club when I came here. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.

“Clean sheets are the purpose for the staff. I do not suppose it is simply the again 4 and goalie that hold a clear sheet – it is the entire staff. It’s come into my sport since I’ve been at Arsenal – the love of defending and retaining a clear sheet.”

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