Arsenal defender Ben White praised Sergio Ramos just months after the Gunners allegedly offered him a big contract on the club’s official website.
White was asked to name his three all-time favorite players, and he claimed Ramos was up there with Steven Gerrard and Cristiano Ronaldo.
And if things had gone as planned for Mikel Arteta and Edu, White could actually be playing alongside his idol at Arsenal right now.
Goal.com reports that Arsenal offered Ramos a £ 200,000-a-week contract this summer, after his contract with Real Madrid expired.
Unfortunately for Arsenal and White, Ramos chose to switch to PSG instead.
But White surely would have been among the most excited people at Emirates Stadium, had the club been able to pull off the transfer.
“For me in my position I think Sergio Ramos is amazing,” White said.
“The goals he’s scored over the years and the standards he’s maintained over the years he’s played are amazing and that’s something I would love to achieve. “
Strengthening the defense
Even without Ramos, there are now signs of real encouragement for the Arsenal defense.
White has started to form a solid partnership with Gabriel in recent weeks, with the Gunners really starting to tighten things up.
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four outings after a poor start to the season, which quickly saw them climb the Premier League table.
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