Mikel Arteta provides Ben White injury update after Carabao Cup win

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Spanish international and Arsenal’s head coach Mikel Arteta has provided updates on Ben White, on the grounds that he felt unwell during the Carabao Cup victory over Leeds United on Tuesday.

Ben White, 24 years old Arsenal’s center back was substituted by Calum Chambers at the 55th minute of the game against Leeds due to slight sickness. However, Arteta has reassured that he’ll be back soon

“A really good performance over a team where the manager in every action is so committed,” Arteta began.

“We understood the game and what we had to do, we did this the right way. They gave us some issues, they always do, but we created a lot of shots and situations without being very clinical, we adjusted a few things at half time and we were better and stronger.

“With Ben and with some others, he had a bug, so he wasn’t feeling great.

“I think something happened around here, he wasn’t feeling great in the second half and we decided to take him off.”

Arteta also went further to appreciate all his players who contributed immensely to his side’s winning their Tuesday’s game against Leeds.

“We had some strong individual performances. They deserved the opportunity and grabbed it. We have hunger and desire and players willing to work, we need to carry on with this run and win more matches.”

He went further amidst injury threats to discuss Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney who were both absent in yesterday’s game, while giving hopes of their possible return by weekend as they meet Leicester.

“They are both out with two different injuries. They tried yesterday but they didn’t feel great. Hopefully in the next few days they can feel better and be available for Leicester.” Arteta concluded.