Declan Rice admits he has a “hunger” to score more often for Arsenal

Declan Rice admits that his desire to add goals to his game gives him a new sense of purpose and motivation on the field.

The £105 million record Arsenal signing emphasized this, stating that he has always wanted to improve his stats in front of goal, even while at West Ham.

“At the back end of my West Ham career, I was starting to score more goals, and it really did give me a hunger to score more,” Rice shared candidly with iNews.

He reveals how excited he is to contribute to Arsenal’s attacking play. He enjoys not just carrying out his defensive duties but also making an effect in the final third. Rice acknowledges that his newfound purpose has made him so motivated that he is now setting targets for himself (which I assume he is dead keen on fulfilling).

“As I’ve started to score goals and get assists, I’ve been really happy with it. It’s exciting and is making me want to do more and put targets out there to try and hit,” he said.

Being signed for a £100 million plus sum undoubtedly places a heavy burden on you as a player to impress; some have failed to do so, but Rice has not. He has lived up to his high price tag in every game. It is criminal not to acknowledge his impact on Arsenal this season.

His desire to contribute, not only defensively, has resulted in him scoring four league goals and assisting five times this season, his best league stats since entering the scene. With the Englishman charged with swinging in corners, these figures will undoubtedly improve.

Declan Rice is not the player that Mikel Arteta and his technical bench welcomed to the Emirates; he’s gotten better.

If Arsenal wins the league and a report is prepared about how they did it, a paragraph will undoubtedly be reserved for how Rice ‘carried’ this team.

Daniel O

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  1. He’d surely score more in a team such as ours via set piece,being put through on goal and thunderbolts whenever the opportunity arrives, because of his precise shooting ability.

  2. The hunger is there no doubt about it, maybe our legend is right, Arsenal should pay West Ham at least £20 Mill more for the Englishman service and forget about it.

    1. Ian is not “right”. ‘Member he said City were not supposed to pay Grealish’s 100 million price tag back then, not sure why he wants us to pay extra 20 million after a huge sum of 105 million officially agreed with West ham, that’s hypocritical. glad the club are not stupid enough to heed such advice born out of over excitement. maybe fans in agreement with him should do it themselves.

      1. Varmos, maybe Wrighty is not far off after all, what is the value of Declan Rice today.

        It is believed Man United would pay £150 Mill for the service of the Englishman without second thought as we speak.

  3. We in actual fact agreed a total sum of 105 million pounds back in the summer window, so it’s ridiculous to suggest we pay extra 20 million, just because his value has further improved after joining us. That’s daylight robbery! Infact, calling the deal a bargain is wrong, forget about paying extra money after turning out a brilliant purchase.

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