The former Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back has taken a step up at club level, and that can only enhance his international prospects, particularly if he anchors the Gunners to the success that deserted them throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
At £50m, he hasn’t come cheap, though if he lives up to his billing, that fee will soon seem cheap by comparison.
Though he didn’t play at Euro 2020, the 23-year-old can look forward to an extended run in Gareth Southgate’s set-up if he gets it right.
Much like Bukayo Saka, who continues to go from strength to strength for club and country.
White admitted his surprise at how good the youngster was when chatting to Arsenal’s official website after his transfer had been confirmed.
“So I had a bit with Bukayo over the summer. I hadn’t seen much of him and he really surprised me how talented he is.”