Former Aston Villa forward Agbonlahor has admitted he was wrong to criticise Ben White, but he still believes he is a top defender.
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Despite being a natural centre back, Ben White has been outstanding in the right back role. With the loan return of William Saliba, Arteta needed to find a way to include White in his starting lineup. As a result, a compromise was reached by playing white at right back.
The gamble paid off, and White is now one of the league’s best right backs.
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Agbonlahor has been a vocal critic of Ben White, claiming that Arsenal squandered £50 million on his services. But he appears to have reconsidered.
He stated via Football Insider:
“I want to apologize to Ben White. I’ve given him a bit of stick in the past year, but he’s been outstanding at right back. Nothing gets past him.”