Arsenal have moved closer to a £50 million ($69.5 million) transfer agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion for Ben White.

White has emerged as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s primary target to operate as a right-sided center back.

Released from Southampton in 2014, White was signed by Brighton and following temporary spells at Newport County, Peterborough United and most notably Leeds United, he broke into the first team at the Amex Stadium last season and was one of the top-flight’s stand-out performers.