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Arsenal centerback Ben White sends tribute to Bielsa after Leeds United sack
Arsenal centerback Ben White sends tribute to Bielsa after Leeds United sack

Arsenal defender Ben White has posted his support to Marcelo Bielsa after his sacking by Leeds.

White was plucked from relative obscurity and given his breakthrough by Bielsa at Elland Road, going on to help the Peacocks return to the Premier League after 16-year absence in his one and only season.

White was playing his football Brighton & Hove Albion’s reserves when Leeds took him on loan, and two years later would pocket the former £50million when Arsenal came calling.

Following Sunday morning’s announcement that Bielsa has left Leeds, the 24-year-old posted a picture of his old teammates celebrating their promotion alongside the 66-year-old and captioned the Instagram story with a white love heart.

White has said of the Argentine in the past: “I learned so much from him. It was the detail in every aspect of the game that he put the work into.

“His coaching was all about details, the minor details, things like how the ball spins when you pass it, how you’re passing it, why you’re passing it.

“I also want to thank the Leeds supporters, they were unbelievable every single week. Even when they weren’t allowed to be there!

“They were very good to me, and were always really supportive to me and the rest of the team – the club will always be special to me.”



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