Arsenal Board have called an emergency meeting to discuss next bid for Rice

Arsenal board hold emergency meeting

In an internal meeting held on Thursday, Arsenal’s board members reportedly discussed the possibility of an accelerated pursuit of West Ham United’s captain, Declan Rice.

According to Arsenal Informer,  the meeting revolved around the Englishman’s potential as the new face of the Gunners, with key figures envisioning him as a critical addition in the upcoming transfer window. Tim Lewis, Edu Gasper, and Vinai Venkatesham were among the key personnel present during the discussion.

A key strategy explored during the meeting involved the payment structure of the £100 million fee demanded by West Ham for Rice. It was suggested that paying the substantial fee over a shorter time frame, in instalments over three years, could showcase Arsenal’s commitment and serious intent to meet West Ham’s requirements.

The urgency to increase the bid for the 24-year-old has been intensified by Manchester City’s interest in making a formal offer for Rice.

Despite the potential competition from the Premier League and Champions League holders, the London side remain confident that they are leading the race to secure the services of the highly sought-after player.

Reports suggest that Manchester City’s delay in submitting a formal offer could indicate Rice’s reluctance, resulting in a cooling interest from the Premier League champions. However, Arsenal view this as an opportunity to solidify their position in the negotiations.

Having had their initial offer of £90 million rejected by West Ham, Arsenal is now preparing a third bid that is significantly closer to the London club’s demands.

The potential acquisition of the 24yo is seen as a game-changing move that could significantly reshape the composition of the team.

While Arsenal also considers other potential additions and departures to restructure the squad, their primary focus lies on the impending deal for Rice, as his arrival could provide a new face for the team and dramatically transform the club’s image.

Yash Bisht


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17 Comments

  1. Perhaps city are playing silly buggers and making The Arsenal pay more, thus reducing the amount of money left for other targets?!

  2. It’s being widely reported today that Rice prefers Arsenal to Man City, so this transfer should happen so long as Arsenal are prepared to pay-up. Apparently Rice has a young kid and is close to his family in London (So not keen on a move up-north) and also likes the fact that he will be much more important at Arsenal rather than another interchangeable cog at Man City. That all has credibility, so I think it’s really Arsenal’s to lose. I guess the current bids are just steps to making sure West Ham don’t take the p1ss with the asking price even more than they will anyway.

  3. Looking like our 3rd bid will be enough with Westham prepared to reach an agreement with us and Man City not making an official bid Indicating that they believe he is coming to us.

  4. This is just as believable as the last bit of nonsense I have read about Declan Rice.
    Its either regurgitation of news articles from several days ago or in this case the work of someone’s imagination.
    He will sign or he won’t sign but whatever the outcome is I hope it is done soon as the window is brief and there is lots to do. – sign or just move on to the next one.

  5. This is the strangest transfer approach from the Citizens, reports have been circulating for days that Man city has been preparing a bid.

  6. Rumour tchoumeni could be sold by Madrid. Arsenal should consider him as well.
    Rather get lavia for 45 to 50m and tchoumeni for 65m(Madrid will sell at that price). Leave these Rice deal alone and get other targets if it’s not feasible, a base midfield combo of lavia n caicedo will boost speed, power, resilient and dominance. Imagine those two warriors bruising oppositions midfields into submission.
    My arsenal team for next season;
    Ramsdale
    White/timbre..Saliba..gabriel..zincheko
    Caicedo…lavia/jorginho
    Odegaard/havertz
    Saka…Jesus/balogun…martinelli

  7. Rice is demonstrating how much he wants to be at Arsenal. The difference between the two clubs is relatively small, Let’s just get it done. Not sure why MU are getting involved, he’s said that he doesn’t want to go to Manchester, so why would he go to them when he’s turned down MC?

  8. Tchouameni or Caicedo or fulhams DMC, all have, better ratings and stats, and would be cheaper. Wake up Arsenal. If Rice is not prepared to grow a backbone and publicly state that he is only interested in joining Arsenal to squash any bidding wars, then he is not really committed to Arsenal. I think Arsenal should look elsewhere among the 100 plus DMC international players to choose from. I would suggest one of the three players I mentioned above.

  9. Get off this Rice Saga. He lacks speed which might slow down our attacking ability. Looks elsewhere BOARD!

  10. Rice making one intercept per game will not win matches, therefore not worth £80 million let alone £100 million. West ham must be laughing at Edu behind his back and saying to them selves, we can get £100 million from this idiot.

  11. Honestly, buying Rice at a 100m to me is outrageous. We keep over hyping these English players during each transfer window.

    I honestly agree that a caicedo & Lavia combo would cost less and produce a better result.

    Also, tchoumeni acquisition would be a lot more cheaper and also a huge upgrade on Xhaka & Partey.

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