BBC commentator takes dig at Arsenal star Ben White during Match of the Day coverage

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The Gunners have snatched the top spot of the Premier League table again after their 3-0 victory against the Seagulls.

A BBC commentator fired aim at Ben White after he clashed with Brighton’s Pervis Estupinan

The Arsenal defender went down holding his chin after the Seagulls defenders bumped into him

During Mikel Arteta’s side’s win at the Amex Stadium early in the second half shot-stopper David Raya was preparing to take a goal kick.

Just as the Spaniard was about to make the shot his team-mate White dropped to the floor holding his chin after an apparent clashed with Brighton’s Pervis Estupinan.

But on Match of the Day, BBC commentator Steve Wilson was having none of it.

Wilson said: “And now off the ball Estupinan and Ben White. Ben White is furious here.

“Let’s go back and see what happened. I think you would say Ben White must have when boxers parlance, a glass chin.”

A “glass chin” is a term used in boxing to describe an opponent who is knocked out easily.

And opposition fans joined the commentator to scrutinise White.

One said: “Was ridiculous play acting! No need for that kind of b******s and the ref who was shocking the whole game just let them carry on with it.

Another added: “I have only just seen this, this should be a red card imo, too much cheating going on in football, needs to be dealt with.”

White has been key in Arteta’s fight for the title this term making 30 Premier League appearances, scoring two goals and providing four assists.

Mikel Arteta hopes Ben White ends England boycott as Arsenal manager opens up on defender’s protest

But it is safe to say he has not had the same glory with England.

As the 26-year-old turned down the chance to play in Gareth Southgate’s squad’s during the recent international break.
Ben White’s England team drama

Ben White asked not to be called up for England’s international friendlies against Brazil and Belgium last month.

The Arsenal defender was named in England’s 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup.

However, he left the tournament due to personal reasons, with reports claiming he had a bust-up with assistant coach Steve Holland.

But Southgate denied a clash between White and Holland – and said the “door was wide open” for him to return to the squad.

He said: “For me that is a great shame. He is a player we took to the Euros, a player we took to the World Cup and I spoke to him post-Qatar because I wanted to pick him.

“He is not available to us and there is no issue between us at all and I also should say there is never any issue with (coach) Steve Holland because that has been mentioned in articles and I don’t like that.”

Amid his refusal to play for England, White made the most of his international break enjoying a holiday in Dubai with his partner.

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