Former Arsenal captain, William Gallas, has questioned the club’s decision to spend £50million on their summer signing, Ben White.
Gallas insisted that White, who joined Arsenal from Brighton in the summer transfer window, has not proved anything yet at Emirates.
The former Chelsea defender also compared White, who endured a torrid start to his Arsenal career, struggling to handle the physical threat of Ivan Toney during an opening day defeat at Brentford, to Manchester United’s Raphael Varane.
“It’s difficult for me to understand why Arsenal spent £50m on one player who is yet to prove himself at the top level and at the same time Manchester United can spend around £40m on Varane who won the World Cup and has four Champions League titles,” Gallas told GentingBet ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
“He’s won the Spanish league. You have to explain to me how it’s possible. Perhaps it’s partly because Ben White is English.
“Listen, Varane is a different class player compared to Ben White. Ben White is still young. As I said, He hasn’t proved anything yet. How can you put a £50m price on him, you know? I respect him.
“I don’t know him. I respect him and I hope he will be a great player, but he hasn’t proved anything yet. You can’t compare Ben White and Varane, I’m sorry. It’s not possible.”