By Paul Robinson

24th Jun, 2021 | 7:00pm

Robinson 'gutted' for 'Leeds and Tottenham' as source shares Ben White transfer update

Paul Robinson is “gutted” Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brighton defender Ben White.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Leeds goalkeeper claimed both of his old clubs are “missing out on a top-class player” if the 23-year-old moves to the Emirates.

According to Football.London (22 June), the Gunners are “closing in” on the England international after their initial £40million bid was rejected.

It comes after Football Insider revealed earlier that day that the London club are readying a new bid for White.

He has three years remaining on his contract with Graham Potter’s side.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on White’s potential move to Arsenal, Robinson said: “I’m gutted.

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“I would have liked both of my old clubs Leeds and Tottenham to have gone in for Ben White. They are missing out on a top-class player. I have been banging Ben White’s drum for a long time now.

“If he goes to Arsenal he is going to be missing out on playing Champions League football. I’m sure there is clubs in the Champions League who would be interested in a player like Ben White.

“Arsenal would not be my first choice if I was him. Logistically the move may work for him but a player of his quality should be playing at the highest level.

“He is definitely good enough to play in the Champions League. Is he realistically going to get to play in the Champions League with Arsenal?”

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