- Arsenal have had their bid to sign Ben White rejected by the Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion
- The North London club who want to bolster their squad this summer are expected to go back with improved bid
- Mikel Arteta and his wards failed to finish among the top six last season and will not play in Europe next term
Brighton have reportedly rejected Arsenal's £40m bid to sign their defender Ben White in a what was a surprise decision by the club who almost got relegated last season in the topflight.
After their failure last season to win any title or qualify for Champions League/Europa, Arsenal chiefs are ready to help manager Mikel Arteta recruit some fresh legs at the Emirates.
And one of their targets this summer is Ben White who is also playing for the England national senior men's team.
Despite finishing 16th last season on the final Premier League table, White was impressive for Brighton which also helped him to get call-up into the national team.
Arsenal will be facing Brentford on Saturday, August 14, in their first game of the season next term in the Premier League before facing Chelsea in second game of the term seven days later.
On August 28, Arsenal will be facing another big battle at the Etihad stadium against Manchester City.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how all 20 clubs in the English Premier League have found out their opponents in the opening weekend of the 2021/2022 season following the release of fixtures.
The season will kick off on August 14 according to the latest fixtures as things get back to normal following the effect of the pandemic.
Recall that last season began in the middle of September as it was delayed due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, but this season kicks-off in the second weekend in August.
Reigning champions Manchester City will begin their quest to defend the title against Spurs, while Manchester United will take on long time rivals Leeds United in the opening weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will travel to newly promoted side Norwich City while Chelsea will begin their quest for the title against Crystal Palace.