‘Please be kind’ – Ben White’s agent issues defence amid criticism of Arsenal right-back following Chelsea double

Ben White’s agent has urged the defender’s critics to ‘be kind’ as he launched an impassioned defence of the Arsenal star.

The 26-year-old, who has been a standout player for the table-toppers this season, scored twice in the 5-0 win against Chelsea on Tuesday night.

White's agent Alexander Levack has defended the Arsenal right-back on social media

White’s agent Alexander Levack has defended the Arsenal right-back on social mediaCredit: Handout

But despite being one of the best full-backs on current form, White has received criticism following his request to be left out of England’s squad for March’s international friendlies with Brazil and Belgium.

It left ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp to label the former Brighton star as ‘disgusting’ – without knowing why White asked not be considered.

And now White’s representative, Alexander Levack, has addressed the ‘negative’ attention his client has received, but failed to specify which stories he was referring to.

In a statement posted on his LinkedIn profile, Levack said: “I feel compelled to write this today after such a great performance last night, and all season for that matter, from client Ben White.

“For the past four weeks Ben has been in the press and media a great deal in that time with a large percentage of that being negative.

“Whilst I appreciate that Ben is in the public eye which brings it’s own connotations and leaves you open to criticism I wanted to make the point that every elite performer, whichever field that may be, is a human being who has the same feeling we all have and experience good and bad.

“No one knows what is actually going on in one’s life so I really believe people should think before making a judgement or criticising these elite performers in public.

“Ben has shown unbelievable robustness and strength throughout this adverse period off the pitch and has blocked out all the noise and has performed incredibly well on the pitch, in a situation where many others could have and would have wilted.

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