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Arsenal star Ben White and Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips share a similar moment as Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski when the pair spotted ahead of the Carabao Cup game


Ben White couldn’t help but smile at his former teammate Kalvin Phillips as the two faced off in the Carabao Cup.

Arsenal beat Leeds 2-0 to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the competition, with many big names lined up on either side.

White smiled at Phillips ahead of the game

White spent a season on loan at Leeds during his winning promotion campaign in 2019/20 and was an extremely popular figure.

The club wanted to sign him on a permanent contract but Brighton refused to sell and he remained on the south coast for another season.

The Gunners won the race this summer to sign the center-back, paying £ 50million for his services.

Arsenal star Ben White and Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips share a similar moment as Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski when the pair spotted ahead of the Carabao Cup game
White helped Arsenal secure their place in the next round of the Carabao Cup
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Whites are good friends with the midfielder and the pair have vacationed together in Mykonos after their Euro 2020 exploits.

On Tuesday night, as both teams were ready to get underway and took the knee, the camera showed the defender smiling as he caught sight of his England team-mate.

It was very reminiscent of when Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski shared a game between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, which is now a well-known GIF.

The two are great friends, having played together, and a clip of them went viral on social media as they smiled at each other ahead of a German Cup semi-final.

In the Carabao Cup clash to the Emirates, White was pulled out after 55 minutes and was replaced by Calum Chambers, who scored instantly.

Manager Mikel Arteta has allayed any fears the defender might be out for an extended period.

“There is an ongoing bug,” Arteta said. “We lost Pablo (Mari) today and he was not feeling well. Ben had it for the last day or two too. He was not feeling well, so we decided to remove him.

Arsenal star Ben White and Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips share a similar moment as Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski when the pair spotted ahead of the Carabao Cup game
White left at the start of the first half, but it should be fine for the weekend

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