Ben White, a member of the Arsenal defence, “will not go” to Dubai for the club’s next warm-weather training camp. The 25-year-old just returned to England from the rest of Gareth Southgate’s team for “personal reasons.”
And he’ll definitely be out for England’s quarterfinal match against Senegal at the World Cup. There has been no word on whether or not White would eventually join Mikel Arteta’s team.
What’s next for Ben White?
During their time in the United Arab Emirates, Arsenal will compete in the Dubai Super Cup, where they will participate in two games. They will play Lyon of Ligue 1 on the 8th, and then AC Milan of Italy five days later.
Before the Premier League resumes after the holidays, Arteta wants to make sure those players who are currently in England are in top form.
With the World Cup being behind him, White should be in top form to continue his streak of starting every league match so far this season for England.
Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, some of the team’s key players, such as Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Granit Xhaka, and William Saliba, may not return until after the campaign has concluded on December 18.
Arteta will be quite worried by the knee injury that forced Brazil’s star striker Gabriel Jesus to leave the World Cup after just 100 minutes of play. His team, lost their last game of the tournament by a score of 1-0 against Cameroon. He began the game but had to move out of the game in the middle of the second half.
Arsenal has their focus on the Premier legaue title
He may or may not be ready for Arsenal’s first game back from the World Cup. They’ll be hosting West Ham on Boxing Day before heading to Brighton on New Year’s Eve.
Arteta’s team is five points ahead of Manchester City, the current league leaders, with 14 games to go.
With two more teams advancing to the round of eight on Sunday night, the World Cup is inching closer to its finale. France’s 3-1 victory against Poland advanced them to the last eight, where they’ll face England (who beat Senegal, 3-0).
Brazil takes on South Korea in the second play of the day, while Japan faces Croatia in the first match of the day. The winners of these two matches will meet in the quarterfinals. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Gabriel Martinelli, two stars for Arsenal, will participate in the matches, so keep an eye on them.
Additionally, the January transfer window is rapidly approaching. Mikel Arteta is anticipated to be somewhat active to maintain Arsenal’s Premier League challenge.