Arteta provides Ben White injury update

Mikel Arteta has reassured supporters over the fitness of star centre-back Ben White, confirming the former Brighton man was substituted because he felt unwell during the Carabao Cup victory over Leeds United on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old left the field of play on 55 minutes and it was his replacement Calum Chambers who broke the deadlock seconds later. Eddie Nketiah completed the 2-0 win for the Gunners on 69 minutes, sending the north London side into the quarter-finals of the competition.

Ben White, Douglas Luiz

White had to be substituted on Tuesday / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Speaking at the final whistle, coach Arteta admitted he was delighted by his team’s ‘very good performance,’ while putting to rest any fears over the possibility of a long-term absence for White.

“A really good performance over a team where the manager in every action is so committed,” Arteta began.

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