Arsenal have completed the signing of center back Ben White in a deal understood to be worth just short of $70 million (£50 million) to selling club Brighton and Hove Albion.

White, 23, becomes the second most expensive signing in the Premier League this season behind fellow England international Jadon Sancho as well as the record sale made by Brighton. For Arsenal only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe have cost more.

The Gunners did not confirm the length of the contract but sources have indicated to CBS Sports that he has signed a five year deal with the club holding an option to extend his terms by a further 12 months. After an impressive debut Premier League campaign with Brighton, White emerged as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's first choice signing for the right side of his center back pairing.