Ben White should be joining a bigger club than Arsenal, claims Danny Mills as former England defender says Manchester United should have targeted £50m centre-back instead of Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane
- Danny Mills ‘surprised’ England defender Ben White is joining Arsenal
- Former England defender Mills says White should have joined a bigger club
- Mills believes United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have targeted White
Danny Mills is ‘surprised’ Ben White has decided to join Arsenal because he is ‘better than that’ and Manchester United should have made a move for the defender.
The 23-year-old centre-half, who was part of England’s squad for Euro 2020, is set to join Arsenal after the Gunners agreed a £50m deal with Premier League rivals Brighton.
But former England defender Mills says White should have joined a bigger club than the Gunners.
Defender Ben White is set to join Arsenal for £50m from Premier League rivals Brighton
This graphic, provided by SofaScore, shows what White would bring to the Arsenal side
And Mills believes Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have targeted White instead of Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.
Mills told talkSPORT: ‘The only thing I am surprised at is Ben White has gone to Arsenal.
‘Let’s assume that he will be at Arsenal for two or three years at least before he goes somewhere else.
‘I just think he is better than that.’
Danny Mills (right) says Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) should have made a move
Asked why White would join another club, Mills responded: ‘Because he has got a better chance of winning things. What is he going to win at Arsenal?
‘League Cup, if he is lucky. Maybe the FA Cup.
‘I think he is an exceptional player and I think he is a fantastic signing for Arsenal. I am just a little bit surprised that Manchester United, who are looking for a centre-half, haven’t come in for him.’