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Video of Declan Rice proving he’s more than just a midfield destroyer resurfaces after Arsenal transfer

Video of Declan Rice proving he’s more than just a midfield destroyer resurfaces after Arsenal transfer

Declan Rice was officially confirmed as an Arsenal player last week

A video of Declan Rice showing he’s more than just a midfield destroyer has reemerged after his move to Arsenal was confirmed.

After weeks of intense speculation, Arsenal finally announced the signing of Rice from West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

It has been reported that Rice has joined Arsenal for a British record fee of £105 million.

Many fans feel the addition of Rice will add some extra defensive stability to the Arsenal midfield.

However, a video of Rice proving he’s more than just a defensive midfielder has resurfaced on the back of his move to the Emirates stadium.

In the video, Rice shows he is a technically gifted player that is capable of impacting the game offensively as well as defensively.

Fans were quick to react on social media.

One said: “Arsenal signed this guy today. Usual caveats around non-game situations, anyone can look good on YouTube etc - but the idea that he's just a "tough tackling CM" just isn't true. He's a modern, technically gifted midfielder - and this was nearly four years ago by the way.”

Another tweeted: “As Athletic reported it was Rice or bust for Arsenal. That’s why Mikel wanted him very badly at Arsenal. He is unique and he is a Galactico signing.”

A third fan added: “What Arteta has planned for Rice, it’ll be a scary sight… HE is him.”

Someone else wrote: “This guy is going to be disgustingly good under Arteta.”

Whilst a fifth commented: “His control and technique on the ball is actually unreal.”


Upon signing for the club, Rice said: “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.”

Rice added: “Today I’ve had my first day and I’m feeling really at home.”

Mikel Arteta and his men will now travel to the US for their pre-season tour, during which they will be playing against the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and the MLS All-Stars.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@AMonFootball

Topics: Declan Rice, Arsenal, Football, Fan Reactions