“When a big club like Arsenal makes you an offer, it’s really hard to say no.”
Declan Rice is wearing an Arsenal shirt. Rumors have been swirling since last year.
During the season, Rice spoke highly of Arsenal, calling them “strong and playing beautiful football.” Arsenal responded this summer by spending £150 million on Rice, the highest transfer fee in club history.먹튀검증
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website on Sunday, Rice said. “I decided to make the move because I am hungry for success as a player. I wanted to spend my prime at Arsenal,” he said. “I want to thank the Arsenal fans for supporting me so much. I felt comfortable from day one. I love and support West Ham United. It was really hard to leave, but when a big club like Arsenal wants you, it’s really hard to say no. It’s a great opportunity for me,” he said.
Arsenal finished second in the Premier League last season. They led the league until the end of the season, when Manchester City came from behind to win the title.
They were on the cusp of the top flight and were keen to strengthen this summer. One position of need was in the middle of the park. Rice, an England international and one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League, was the perfect fit.
Rice is leaving West Ham.
Rice is a former West Ham United youth product. He made his first-team debut in 2017 and has been with the club ever since. He became a West Ham legend after winning the UEFA Europa League last season.
He rejected the Hammers’ offer to extend his contract and announced his departure early on. He wanted to join a big club where he could play in the European Champions League.
Of all the big clubs, he chose Arsenal because of Mikel Arteta. “I was really excited about the future of Arsenal that Arteta is building,” says Rice. “I’ve watched Arsenal over the last few years. They were fifth two seasons ago, but I really liked Arteta’s style. Last season was amazing. “I saw Arteta’s leadership in the documentary. He trains his players well and psychologically. He trained the players well and dealt with them psychologically. It was an important reason for me to come to Arsenal.” “Arteta will get the best out of me. He seems like a coach who will guide me well. I’m looking forward to it.”