[gossip board] ESPN: Ben White is difficult to integrate into the England team + people in the Maldives, did not immediately respond to comment
According to the latest report by ESPN’s British correspondent James Olley, sources told ESPN that England centre-back Ben White had an incident at a team meeting in England, but called the situation “complicated”.
Although White has not played a minute in the World Cup, he is said to have been dealing with a separate personal issue, and a source told ESPN that some of his teammates thought he was cold in the camp and it was difficult for him to fully integrate into the team. ESPN has contacted White’s representative for comment.
ESPN has learned that White and his partner are currently on holiday in the Maldives and it is not yet clear when the centre-back will return to Arsenal for training.
Arsenal took part in a warm wetland training camp in Dubai and a friendly called the Dubai Super Cup before returning to London on December 17 for a friendly against Juventus at Emirates Stadium.