By Kevin Campbell

17th Jul, 2021 | 9:33am

Arsenal tipped to announce White signing next week after latest - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has tipped Arsenal to complete the signing of Brighton defender Ben White next week.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker heaped praise on the 23-year-old “who will definitely enhance” Mikel Arteta’s defence.

The Athletic‘s David Ornstein revealed on 16th July that the two clubs have reached an agreement in principle over the transfer of the England star.

It is said that Arsenal have agreed to pay in the region of £50million for White, who has three years remaining on his contract with the Seagulls.

It comes Football Insider revealed on (17th June) that the centre-back had told his friends he expects to leave Brighton for Arsenal this summer.

Campbell claimed Mikel Arteta will want White through the door as soon as possible.

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“I think it will get done next week,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs “I would like to think so anyway.

“Now he is back from the England camp Arsenal will want him in as soon as possible. He will probably be away on holiday but Mikel Arteta and Edu will still want to get the business done.

“The sooner he is signed the better because the club can then concentrate their efforts on other problem areas.

“He has clearly been the number one target this summer so it is vitally important that we get this one over the line.

“White is a top, top defender who will definitely enhance that backline.”

In other news, La Liga expert speculates Arsenal to sign ‘exceptional’ Barcelona player in cut-price deal.