Tim Sher­wood, the for­mer head coach of Tot­ten­ham and Aston Vil­la, spoke about one of the key play­ers of the cur­rent sea­son in the Lon­don Arse­nal — Declan Rice. Rice arrived for the Gun­ners last sum­mer fol­low­ing a cost­ly trans­fer from West Ham.

“This is not the same Rice who played for West Ham. Bursts for­ward and into the box, scored sev­en goals and made nine assists, some­thing we’ve nev­er seen at West Ham. Mikel Arte­ta and his team­mates at Arse­nal have tak­en him to the next lev­el, he is an absolute dream for a man­ag­er,” Sher­wood was quot­ed as say­ing by Caughtoff­side.

In total, Rice has played in 49 match­es for Arse­nal this sea­son, scor­ing sev­en goals and pro­vid­ing 10 assists.