“He was so brilliant against Chelsea, he was one of the major positives for Arsenal last night, all he needs is to just keep getting better”- Arsenal legend Thierry Henry praises Arsenal’s generational brilliance, who performed admirably against Chelsea last night.
‘BRILLIANT’: ARSENAL MIDFIELDER THIERY HENRY OUTSTANDED CHELSEA.
Declan Rice was lauded by Henry for hurting Chelsea during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Mikel Arteta’s team was on the verge of disaster when they fell behind 2-0 in the second half, but Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez saved the day.
Declan Rice had a good chance to knock the ball into an empty Chelsea net after getting everything wrong when trying to play out from the back, but it wasn’t so straightforward.
Declan Rice’s second Premier League goal for Arsenal, following his winner against Manchester United, as he demonstrates his ability to step up in crucial times.
That was one of the prior criticisms leveled at the former West Ham United midfielder, that he didn’t do enough moving forward – Roy Keane was certainly vocal about it at the time.
But now that he’s on a wider stage, he’s stepping up for an Arsenal club that is still unbeaten after nine Premier League games.
The goal by Declan Rice against Chelsea
“I think it was a brilliant technique,” Wright stated. “He had to make sure it was curling away from the keeper and he had a split second to actually execute that.”
During the early stages of the new season, Arsenal does not appear to be running at full speed or performing at their greatest best.
Playing against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Chelsea is one of the reasons behind this.
However, the newcomers are still settling in, and Arteta is reshaping his squad for a title fight – they now sit second in the table, level with leaders Manchester City and one point ahead of Liverpool (BBC Sports).
After all, Arteta has made significant adjustments this season, including not playing Thomas Partey in his customary position and switching the keeper.