White tested positive for Covid19 and is now recovering, looking to be back in time for Arsenal’s must-win clash with Norwich City following the international break.
Arteta will be boosted for whenever White does come back, particularly with Gabriel Magalhaes nearing his return from injury.
Redknapp, speaking on Sky Sports News, called for Arsenal fans, as well as manager Arteta, to stick with White and reap the rewards for their patience.
“He can’t save Arsenal on his own, and Arsenal fans need to have patience with this guy he’s not necessarily a leading centreback, he plays alongside someone who will go and head the ball and he’ll sweep up alongside him. Be patient with him, he’s going to be fantastic,” the former Liverpool and England midfielder said.
“The pressure at Arsenal is huge right now, and he’s one for the long-term.”
This is not the first time Redknapp has spoken about his admiration for the Arsenal centre-back.