Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has described defender Ben White’s long-term new contract with the club as ‘great news’.

Arteta said White is a top professional and a key player for the Gunners.

Arsenal had on Thursday confirmed that the England star has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League North London club.

Reacting, Arteta told the club’s official website: “It’s great news that Ben is committing his future to the club. Ben is a key player for us, a top professional with a winning mentality, and one of the guys who leads by example every day.

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“Ben’s ability, determination and positive attitude are so important, but he is also a great character and human being.

“We all look forward to continuing working with Ben in the coming years.”

White joined Arsenal from Brighton & Hove Albion in July 2021.

He has established himself as a key member of the team, making 122 Arsenal appearances in all competitions.