Mikel Arteta successfully owned one of the top targets for this summer’s transfer window when Arsenal agreed a £105 million deal with West Ham to recruit Declan Rice.
The deal for Declan Rice was finally approved. Along with Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber, the Gunners promise to have a squad capable of conquering the Premier League.
After the first 4 Premier League matches of the season, Rice showed stable performance to help Arsenal win 3 and draw 1. In particular, Rice scored to increase the score to 2-1 in the recent victory over Man Utd.
The Athletic rates Rice alongside Tottenham’s James Maddison as The 2 best Premier League contracts in the summer of 2023.
“With Rice, it’s more about what the player brings to Arsenal than focusing on the fee, which is often considered too high. But if Arsenal win the league then it will be money well spent.
He is exactly what Arsenal are missing, the key factor to win something important. The price is a bit high, but Rice is a player who makes a difference,” said The Athletic.
Tieu Lam | 12:41 September 15, 2023