Thursday, December 8, 2022

White: This year is different

There’s something brewing at Arsenal. You can feel it. I can feel it. Ben White can feel it.

Having missed out on the top four last season, the players are using the disappointment to drive themselves to higher levels. It remains to be seen how far they can go but with a quarter of the season done, we’re top of the table and deservedly so.

Having had a relatively kind set of fixtures to start the season, today’s showdown with Liverpool was an opportunity to underline our credentials as a serious outfit. The boys passed with flying colours, winning 3-2 after twice being pegged back.

“Obviously playing against Liverpool is always tough. In recent years, we haven’t got the results we wanted. This year is different,” White told beIN SPORT.

“I think all week with the gaffer, we’re ready for everything, tactically we’re ready and any situation that happens, we’re on it.

“I don’t think there’s any fear in our team, we’re all young, we’re hungry to be the best so that’s what we’re trying to do.”

“It’s a process,” he said of the progress the club have made in the space of 12 months.

“We’re a year older all of us, more experienced in the Premier League and it’s going in the right direction.

“This squad is fantastic, I don’t think there’s anyone getting ahead of themselves. You can see that in the training that we do in the week. It’s game by game, we’re not looking too far ahead.”

The question on everybody’s lips is whether Arsenal are genuine title contenders. Nobody wants to get too carried away at this stage of the season but White sounded bullish.

“The way we’re going, we’re doing well. Game by game, like I said. Why not?

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Arsenalista

This is going to be a great year for us! Everybody saying man city look like the best team of all time and I think that we are really not that far off them. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if we take points off City this season. Also with our age group it looks like we could be set for years. Other players around the world watching us play must be relishing coming to our club, the unity from top to bottom is there for all to see. What a great and exciting time to be a supporter of this… Read more »

ThreadRipper

We could cause City real problems with our starting eleven. But our form is hugely reliant on some key players being available and performing well. For example, Partey. Today’s game would have slipped had he not came back to life in second half. City on the other hand won the title last year and this year they added a goal scoring robot to that. Hopefully the injury demons spare us this season and we get to maintain our core team like Leicester could. Then we have a real chance.

Mootilated

I’m cautiously optimistic. We are still making some stupid mistakes and opponents don’t need a lot of opportunities to score against us, while we need quite a few to score.

We are playing very well, no doubt. And I am buzzing. But something is holding me back from really believing we can challenge City. Maybe because Arsenal have disappointed me so much in the past, after it looked like we could get there.

Santa’s Thigh Grab

We aren’t expected to win the title this year. Would love to see it happen but our goal has been top four which I am confident about for the first time. Other teams will not underestimate us now. It’s a long season, injuries to any team including Citeh could change the picture. This has been the best season so far in a long long time.

C.B.

As a minimum we want them to lose at least one match….

Fabulous

Preferably the one against us

Joe

City have a tough game at Enfield in the weekend.they are not going to survive there.the way liverpool play against us,they start to pickup the force unlucky we are on top of our games this days.city will loose at Enfield

TeeCee

“Everybody saying man city look like the best team of all time…”
Did they go an entire season undefeated while I wasn’t paying attention? No?
Well that’s just opinionated bollocks from arseholes with short memories then.

Tierney's Tescobag

I’mmmmm dreaming of a White for Christmas

Daveo

Well for now happy Thanksgiving (Canadian)… What a bloody cracking win. Beautiful footy!

Mayor McCheese

You want Ben White for Christmas?

ImarnuelAFC

We’re on to something special this season. There’s no reason to not believe

LEFT08

The most important thing is that we’ve got a team we can identify with again, from top to bottom. When the Super League thing broke out, I thought the Arsenal I knew was done forever. This is some transformation and everyone involved deserves credit for the turnaround.

Fuzz

A team that can have Tomi and Tierney on the bench for long periods is scary. Get top 4, build the same competition in midfield and up front, and the sky is the limit

Blaise

Tomi can replace Gabriel (who appears to be the weakest link in our defence) at LCB. Gabriel’s mistakes cost us goals vs Fulham, Spurs and now Liverpool. The Tomi that pocketed Sallah will definitely be immense playing alongside Saliba

Anteneh Ademe

What’s most impressive is we weren’t at our best today and we won. We Have to improve defensively.

Man Manny

Yea; just as Edu said, we are almost shoe in for Top 4. Leeds, Southampton and Forest are our next 3 games in the EPL. If we win them all, who knows what can happen.

PeteyB

If if if we can win those three (taking nothing for granted) we’d be in a super strong position to go away to the interlull to end all interlulls top of the league.
On paper we have one tough looking fixture against Chelsea before the break. I dunno how big a deal it is but being top at that point will put us in a great position to tap up a few winter signings if we want any.

Graham

Chelsea away is pimps. i’m thinking 2-0 win. Martinelli and Jesus to score.

Hi-brid

Benjamin looks very serious here.

Once, twice, three times el nenyy

His face says serious
His popped collar says he is here to party like it’s 1999

RockyRog58

Why has Been White not been selected for the Brazil team ? Way way too good for England & even after I went £50 million for Ben White ?!? Now that seems like chicken feed What a player what a man & he’s ours !

Eric Blair

Southgate

Cliff Bastin

To be honest he’ll probably lose his mind playing next to Maguire anyway.

Fabregooner

True, Brazil’s selection policy is hard to understand at the moment, but surely that’s taking it a bit far?

brad

Like he says, “why not?”

Lee

I’m just proud of the team and what they are showing us. Pride, passion and a feel good factor of this team. We are back to competing after such a long time of heartache and pain. COYG

jon

In an interview last year, he indicated that he preferred to be called Benjamin, not Ben. Why not respect that?

Alex

Ben White doesn’t even like football and you can see it all through this interview on his face 😂

wrightstuff8

Think he definitely does like football, Alex.
He was a warrior yet again for us today. Its criminal he doesnt get in that England team.

😇🚗☀️

THE most muted interview I’ve ever seen of a player that’s part of a team that has just beaten former CL and PL champions. Heh

Mpls

I’m thinking it’s the interview bit he’s not particularly a fan of!

Tactically astute approach: bore the shit out of ‘em and get out quickly.

David C

White was amazing today. How he’s not getting picked for England is a joke.

Dave Cee

I just like your name 😁

Sea of David

Same here

shokim

Southgate is an utter fool for omitting our Benjamin White. Good news is he’ll get rested from WC. COYG!

shokim

Southgate omitting Benjamin White is our gain. He’ll get rested for the season.

Naked Cygan

Why is he so down? Was Salah his triple capitan in fantasy football? Lool

Sir Me

While the poster boy Salah got all the plaudits, i think Mane was the real engine behind Liverpool success. They failed to acknowledge him enough and now are ruing their folly as he thrives is Bundesliga

Arsepedant

I’ve thought exactly the same thing. Salah may have been the one scoring all the goals, but it was Mane’s movement that opened up the space for Salah. Mane also led Liverpool’s press, which so far this season has been just a shadow of what it was the last few years.

Brady’s bunch

“I like Ben White” he’s having a fantastic season. I read on another site that Diaz gave him the run around before he went off can’t say I seen much of that myself. Partey pushed the beast mode button in the second half 😊

SuperTom80

That interview was stone cold. Love him.

TechGuyNiran

If we keep top spot till January then we really need to invest in midfield that’s our weakest link right now should anything happen to Partey.

Aitcho

“This year’s different”
*cold stare.
Love that

Joe

Hey guys.dont worried for injuries this Season for arsenal.every player have confidence and try his best to be in starting élèvent they will be no much injuries this Season.And we must be clear now.we are fighting for title this season top four is a bonus.Dont ever say we are fighting for top 4.no we have a team already for title.

Joe

One thing i would like to see frm arteta to try and rest the Defender Gabriel ant use saliba with ben white or tomiyasu in central partening for man city game to come.we dont need mistakes in that Guardiola team

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