Danny Murphy believes Chelsea should have gone for Ben White.
The 23-year old has agreed on a £50million transfer to Arsenal who has been one of the consistent defenders in the Premier League last term.
He is set to become a part of Arteta’s XI and Danny Murphy was surprised that Chelsea did not make a move for the Brighton defender.
‘Ultimately, as a player, you can only make a decision based on the opportunity in front of you,’ Murphy told talkSPORT.
‘If I’m Ben White, I’m going to Arsenal, because they are the ones after me and it’s a step up, it’s a huge club.
‘It’s a massive opportunity because he will play every week, it’s a great environment to play your football and a better environment than Brighton.
‘Is it a progression in his career? Yes it is. It’s easy to look at last season and think Arsenal won’t be competitive. But they could get into the top-four next season.
‘You can only move to a club that wants you. I agree that his quality and potential is really good and I’m surprised that Manchester United or Chelsea haven’t come in for him.’
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