“Declan Rice admires Arsenal” – so let’s go get him…

Arteta’s Project May Have Won The Heart Of This PL Midfield Powerhouse

This week, it was reported that Arsenal is interested in Declan Rice. According to the Sports Bible, the Gunners will be willing to spend a lot of money to get the Englishman.

Interestingly, Sport Bible’s report, as well as many other reports about Arsenal’s interest in Rice’s services, never mentioned whether the West Ham star was interested in a move to the Emirates. Many have speculated whether Rice would be interested in joining Arteta’s project, given that Chelsea and Manchester United have been courting him for years.

Now Ben Jacobs has stated that Rice is impressed with what is going on at Arsenal hinting he would gladly join them.

“Declan Rice really admires Arsenal and what they are doing at the moment and the feeling is quite mutual,” said Ben Jacobs on Curtis Shaw Tv.

“So there’s nothing advanced on the Arsenal end but they don’t really need to worry about entering the race just now, because it’s only going to take place during the summer.

“So I think it’s one to watch after the window shuts. There’s definitely some substance in the links but we have to be very clear that Manchester United and Chelsea are further along at the moment.”

Martin Odegaard, Granit Xhaka, and Thomas Partey have arguably been the best midfield trio in the Premier League, but there is concern that if any of them are injured, Arsenal’s midfield will suffer.

Other than the trio, Arteta’s other midfield options aren’t as good as Arteta’s project requires. Declan Rice’s quality in the Premier League cannot be questioned; season after season at the heart of West Ham’s midfield, Rice has established himself as the model midfielder.

If Arsenal can sign him, most likely in the summer, there will be no doubt that Arteta will have the best midfield unit in England, if not Europe.

Sam P


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15 Comments

  1. Every player have a price, the question should be what would it takes for the Englishman to join us now.

  2. I’m not sure he’s right for us. He can run with the ball, but is his close control good enough for the role partey plays? I think that’s what separates partey as an exceptional DM. Anyway, I’ll assume arteta knows best on this one.

  3. Instead of overpaying hugely for a great prospect, it might be wiser to target an elite professional with the same type of price tag. I don’t know if Rice falls into that category, but we should be wise with the money, that’s if we are willing to spend 70m upwards

  4. Solid player, but will he unseat Partey or Xhaka? There isn’t room to start all of them in midfield, and even with rotation will there be enough playing time for all of them in midfield?

  5. I read somewhere that WH have given up on keeping him.apparently, they are looking at a swap Rice for Kalvin Phillips plus cash.having said that,I believe he will end up at Chelsea to be reunited with his mate Mount(they used to play together as kids).

  6. Shouldn’t be a problem, as Pat has now told us players love coming to The Arsenal – a completely new revelation it seems, since Mikel Arteta became manager.

    Just needs Mr Kronkie to find the money, along with the fee for Mudryk etc and all will be hunky dory.

    1. Ken:have reached a verbal agreement to recruit Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.

      A deal has not been signed, but the Premier League side are expected to pay in the region of €11million (£9.68m) fee,

  7. Chelsea graduate and sworn fan? He’d sprint to cobham if given a chance. Pass, find players with zero baggage that actually want to come.

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