Ben White makes admission over his crowning Leeds United achievement


Former Leeds United defender Ben White has opened up on the aftermath of his goal against Charlton Athletic in his last game for the club.

White scored the first in a 4-0 romp of the Addicks with a superb volley from the edge of the area that nestled into the top corner.

The England international played in every minute of every game for the Whites during the promotion campaign in which he earned himself several plaudits for his consistent displays.

Leeds attempted to bring White back to Elland Road on a permanent deal last summer but each of the West Yorkshire side’s advances were rejected and he remained at Brighton, where he enjoyed another impressive campaign.


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His performances at the heart of the Brighton defence did not go unnoticed and the 23-year-old has earned himself a big move to Premier League giants Arsenal.

Despite just one season in the topflight, Mikel Arteta’s side stumped up a huge fee of around £50m for White, who will form a major part of the Gunners’ rebuild this summer.

In an interview with Arsenal following his move to the Emirates, White was questioned about his time at Leeds, and in particularly on his stunning goal that capped a fine individual season with the club.

He admitted: “The thing is that I got told off for that because I wasn’t in the box heading it.

“Yeah, so after the game it was all fun. I banged it top bins [into the top corner] so it was alright!”

White will due to come against his former Leeds team-mates when Arsenal visit Elland Road on Saturday, December 18.

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