After a summer of speculation, Ben White completed his dream move to north London this week.
The England defender has been linked with an Arsenal switch all summer and was delighted to finally sign on the dotted line.
"It's been a while, hasn't it," he told Arsenal Media. "Obviously I've known for quite a while and it's taken longer than I thought it would, but I'm buzzing to be here.
"It's funny because all my mates were with me during the summer. They're putting stuff up on social media and obviously people find that out, asking him questions. He's got exactly the same as me. It's nice. Now they're going to know!"
"It's been hard to not tell anyone to be fair. I told my family to keep it quiet. Even when I was on holiday I was getting asked whether I am or not. It was tough but I managed to keep it [quiet].
"I think [I found out] when I was with England, that's when it got a bit more serious. It was obviously nice to find out and to be here is absolutely unbelievable."
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