Arsenal defender Ben White revealed that he does not watch football and prefers to be called Benjamin. White joined Arsenal in the summer from Brighton for 50m. After a difficult start to life at Arsenal when he tested positive for the coronavirus, he is beginning to find his feet. Arsenal earned 10 points from a possible 12 between the two international breaks after losing their first three games. Mikel Arteta earned the Manager of the Month in September for the turnaround.

“Football is so intense,” Arsenal defender Ben White said. “You come in every day giving 100 percent. All I want to do is go home and not think about it, then come in in the morning fresh and ready to give 100 percent again. I watch myself for analytical reasons. I watch England, maybe, but I’m always busy doing something. I wouldn’t just sit down and watch a game. I didn’t ever watch football when I was younger. I still don’t know. I just loved the game, I was always playing it, never watching. So I don’t know too much about the older generations, but I know Vieira was a very good player. But I don’t know the details.”

“The first game didn’t go very well. Then I got Covid and missed two games. Then we were straight back in and that’s where we picked up,” he added. “I don’t think adapting to a big club (was a reason for my slow start). It didn’t feel like a big club when I came here. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.”

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