Note number 1 : Try to score goals until you have more goals than themI can imagine it's a bit of a culture shock for him to go from being coached by Graham Potter to watching Arteta trying to remember what the hell Pep wrote on the board at HT when City were losing.
Dribbling? The number 1 quality you need in a defender. Who cares about aerial and grounds duels?You can look at his stats below to give an impression of what kind of player he is. His standout qualities are on the ball and pressing whilst his weaknesses are duels on the ground and in the air. He's one of the wrost defenders in Europe in the air but one of the best dribblers. One striking thing is that he engages in one on ones quite a lot but loses them nearly all the time. He's pretty specialised player that, as others have mentioned, should be playing a three. At the least he needs someone like Maguire next to him, a partner who is dominant in the air and likes to engage the opposition's most dangerous forward.
To compare him against Lindelof
It's far from a neat comparison. Lindelof doesn't engage often (which annoys many fans) but he usually gets it right when he does. Lindelof is better at passing but White is more of a player to step out and advance the play.
White: "OK boss"Note number 1 : Try to score goals until you have more goals than them
Number 2 : Dont let in anymore goals
It was extremely evident. Toney was eating him up in every duel. White’s in the 9th percentile for aerial duels won!I didn't watch the game, but did frequent the Arsenal mania forum, where many Gooners said he got dominated aerially. Not a good start but its still early days for him, and It seems he needs a more commanding figure next to him.
That’s awful. At first I thought it was on the touch line but he’s in the box giving that much space. Definitely shades of Lindelof there.This wasn’t the best piece of defending I’ve seen.
Arsenal’s defensive record wasn’t even that bad last season. Did they need a CB? Could’ve invested that in another position.
I know it's popular to bash Lindelof here but he is nowhere near as bad as White is. I don't think Lindelof is good enough to be our main CB but he is a decent centre back and can definitely play in a formation with 2 CBs. Meanwhile I just cannot see White doing it with his shocking aerial duels win rate. He has to play in back 3 where other 2 CBs are very good in the air.That’s awful. At first I thought it was on the touch line but he’s in the box giving that much space. Definitely shades of Lindelof there.
I have to disagree. Delusional thinking from Arsenal fans is quite a common recurrence and not as rare as you think."He can be better than Maguire"
The most delusional thinking from Arsenal fans in a long while.