By Gabriel Agbonlahor

17th Mar, 2023 | 11:17am

Ben White is 'not the answer' for Arsenal as £50m replacement lined up - Agbonlahor

Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Arsenal need a natural right-back this summer but can “do a lot better” than Inter’s Denzel Dumfries.

The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed centre-back Ben White is “not the answer” for the Gunners long-term.

Sources told this site on Tuesday (14 March) that Arsenal are among the Premier League sides considering a summer move for Inter defender Dumfries.

It is believed a fee of between £40-50million could be enough to seal a deal for the Netherlands international.

Natural centre-back White has been Arsenal’s first-choice right-back this term with Takehiro Tomiyasu consigned to a backup role.

Mikel Arteta’s side are five points clear of challengers Man City at the top of the Premier League with 11 games remaining this term.

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Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I do like Dumfries, but I feel like he’s not the greatest on the ball.

“That would make him pretty unsuited to Mikel Arteta’s style.

“He’s very athletic, very good defensively – but when I’ve watched him he has been disappointing with the ball at his feet.

“I think Arsenal can do a lot better. If they want to stay at the top, they need to sign a top right-back who can do what Arteta wants.

“Ben White isn’t the answer long-term. He’s done outstanding but there have been some games where Arsenal can do with a natural right-back.

“I think there are better-suited players out there for Arsenal.”

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