I don’t know how others sees Him,to me He is the best in the league now,Far better than Bruno Fernandez and Bernardo silva’: Man city Star Kelvin De Bruyne says £80m Arsenal Star is currently the best player in the premier league this season – Not Ødegaard
Football pundit Robbie Earle recently expressed his opinion that Declan Rice has been the standout player for Arsenal in the Premier League this season. Speaking on ‘The 2 Robbies’ podcast, Earle went on to suggest that if the season were to conclude now, Rice would deserve the accolade at Arsenal.
Describing Rice as ‘excellent,’ Earle highlighted his initial expectations of the player succeeding at Arsenal. He remarked, “You talk about Declan Rice, he’s my halfway player of the season, and I did say at the start of the season, he might be up there. He’s been excellent for them.”
This sentiment resonates with many Arsenal fans who consider Rice the club’s most impactful signing in recent history. Despite the significant pressure following his £105 million move, Rice has showcased his talent without any signs of nerves, even adapting seamlessly to a new role as a number eight.
Teaming up with William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes, Rice forms a robust spine for the Arsenal team, reminiscent of the glory days under Arsene Wenger.
Despite securing Rice’s services in the summer, Arsenal continues to be linked with midfield signings in January, with names like Douglas Luiz and Ruben Neves frequently mentioned. However, Earle hints that the solution might already lie within the ranks of Arsenal’s impressive young talents.
The decision on whether Rice will be utilized as a number six or eight in the long term by manager Mikel Arteta is pivotal and could influence Arsenal’s transfer plans. Additionally, the fitness and future of Thomas Partey, a crucial player, will play a significant role in shaping the team’s strategies.
It is noteworthy that Arsenal is achieving success even without the presence of Thomas Partey, emphasizing Rice’s growing influence on the team. Earle suggests that, given Partey’s availability, he might have been named alongside Rice as a key player for Arsenal. This underlines the remarkable impact Rice has had on Arsenal’s performances.