By Kevin Campbell

7th Jul, 2021 | 9:45pm

Campbell: This is why Arsenal will beat Chelsea and Man City to White signing

Arsenal can beat Manchester City and Chelsea to the signing of Brighton defender Ben White this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is confident the promise of regular first team football will be enough to secure the 23-year-old’s signature.

This site revealed on July 3rd that Arsenal are very confident of getting a deal for the Brighton centre-half over the line after the Euros finish.

The London club are in advanced talks with the Seagulls over the structure of a deal worth up to £50million including performance-related add-ons.

According to talkSPORT (5th July), Manchester City are monitoring White’s situation, while Duncan Castles claimed on The Transfer Window podcast (3rd July) that Chelsea are also interested.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if he was concerned about rival interest, Campbell said:

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“Arsenal would have expected competition from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea. You have to when you are going after one of the best young English centre-backs.

“When you look at Manchester City and Chelsea they have already got a wealth of good centre-backs. Would he even get a start if he went there?

“At Arsenal he will start, 100 per cent. That is what they will be saying to him and the promise of regular football could be what gets the deal over the line for us.

“There is a significant issue on the right-hand side of the defence. Rob Holding does a good job but I don’t think he’s good enough on the ball for what Mikel Arteta wants to do. White is a priority.”

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