Declan Rice mocked for 'playing up to the cameras' after looking at the Champions League ball
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Declan Rice has been accused of "playing up for the cameras" ahead of his first ever appearance in the Champions League.
Arsenal host PSV Eindhoven, a side who beat them in the Europa League group stages last season, in Europe's premier club competition at the Emirates Stadium.
Their last appearance in the tournament was a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich but the Gunners, finalists back in 2006, now have a talented squad capable of mixing it with the elite once again.
There could be several Champions League debutants for Arsenal on Wednesday night, one being club-record £105 million signing Rice.
The England international achieved huge success in Europe by captaining West Ham to the Conference League last season but he will truly arrive in the big time in his next outing.
And prior to the game, Rice has been panned for his reaction to being handed an Adidas Champions League balls which Arsenal were training with.
Emile-Smith Rowe handed Rice the ball and he held it in hand, pausing for a while and smiling.
The video went viral but plenty reckon Rice was playing up for the cameras, which were filming the session.
One fan reacted: "Mate they're sold in JD and sports direct. Stop playing up for the camera."
A second said: "It's a football, mate."
A third concurred: "Bro's just strutting for the camera."
A fourth fan added: "Smith Rowe even goes stop playing up for the camera."
Another went in, writing: "Imagine looking at a football like it's the love of your life."
A final user simply asked: "What is bro doing?"
Rice will probably be excused when he hears the Champions League anthem for the first time, however.
Newcastle United's Jacob Murphy had a beaming smile when it blared out at the San Siro prior to the Magpies' first Champions League fixture for 20 years.
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