Daily Mail



BEN WHITE is the ideal modern-day full back. He gets involved in Arsenal’s attacks incessantl­y but is rarely caught out of position. White was excellent again yesterday (see his touch map, right) and deserves to be named in Gareth Southgate’s first post-World Cup squad on Thursday. Having left Qatar under a cloud, more questions over the 25-year-old’s sudden departure from the squad for ‘personal reasons’ will arise if he is left out.

THIS salubrious part of London is always handy for a bit of celeb spotting. Here you would have found former Netherland­s midfielder George Boateng and two-time Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell. Former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder Sean Davis, 43, attended, but was not instantly recognisab­le as he has swapped his trademark crew cut for a distinguis­hed new hair do. There was less difficulty in spotting the Rolling Stone in attendance, though. Even incognito in a navy blue cap, Mick Jagger is unmistakea­ble.

THOSE watching Arsenal’s routine victory at home yesterday had to settle for Sky presenter David Jones’s pearls of wisdom when the Gunners took the lead through Gabriel. Sky Sports’ commentary feed cut off, leaving Jones to navigate viewers through proceeding­s for a short period.

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