DECLAN RICE GETS ARSENAL NOD TO BECOME BRITISH MOST EXPENSIVE FOOTBALLER
This week has ended with the most awaited announcement in football history and that is signing of Declan Rice to Arsenal.
Declan was officially announced to the team hours after his former club West Ham made his exit official.
“We can confirm Declan Rice has left the club” read the saturday post.
Declan had an unforgettable ten years at West Ham hence will miss the club big time.
His £105 Million transfer under 5 year contract with the gunners makes Declan Rice the most expensive British footballer of all time.
Declan Rice will be playing Jersey number 41 at Arsenal and his contract shall last till June 2028
SEE DECLAN RICE STATEMENTS MOMENTS AFTER JOINING ARSENAL
Declan Rice: “First of all I just want to say a massive thank you to all the Arsenal fans for the support so far. It’s been overwhelming – there’s been a lot going on, a lot of speculation for months.
But obviously as a player, you want to get things dealt with as quickly as possible, so you’re settled.
Declan Rice: “I’ve been looking at Arsenal over the last couple of seasons and the trajectory they’ve been going on. Not last season but the season before, they finished fifth but you could see the style of play Mikel was implementing. Last season was an outstanding season, blowing pretty much every team out of the water with the exception of Man City.
“With Mikel and how he works, the squad, how young everyone is, the energy around the club and also the challenge of getting Arsenal back to where they belong, that means a lot to me. I know the fans really want that. For me as a player, I’ve come here really hungry to have more success and to spend my best years at this great club.
Rice on Arteta: “He’s a massive factor in the reason why I’ve come here. I know he’s going to get the best out of me. I know I’ve got more levels to go up in my game, and I feel like he’s the manager to take me to those next levels. I’m really excited to be working with him.
Declan Rice: “I think even growing up, the history of Arsenal… you always hear about the Invincibles, the famous game at Anfield, you see these things all the time. I’ve always known Arsenal as a big club.”
Declan Rice: “One thing about Arsenal is the fans are so passionate. They’re not scared to voice their opinion and rightly so, because this is a massive club. They demand – and us as players should demand that of each other – to push and to be successful again. Those are the main things”
Declan Rice on Arsenal English team mates:
“You’ve got players like Saks, who’s now one of the best wingers in the world. There’s Rammers, who is one of the best keepers. You’ve got Whitey at right-back, who was unreal last year.”
“There’s Smith Rowe and so many in the squad. They all speak so glowingly of the club and the direction it’s been going in the last few years, so it’s really exciting.”
The player said he is really looking forward to get started and win a few trophies together with his new arsenal team mates.
DECLAN RICE LETTERS TO WEST HAM