Former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham believes that Arsenal’s acquisition of Declan Rice could be the game-changer that elevates their Premier League title chances.
After a promising season where Arsenal closely trailed Manchester City, Mikel Arteta recognizes the need to bolster the squad to challenge the Premier League title in the upcoming season. The Gunners have made significant moves in the transfer market to strengthen the team.
Arsenal’s summer transfers saw the arrival of Kai Havertz from Chelsea in a £65 million move and Jurrien Timber from Ajax for £34.3 million.
However, the most significant signing came in the form of Declan Rice. After a long pursuit, Arsenal secured Rice’s services in a record-breaking British transfer, paying £100 million plus £5 million in add-ons to West Ham United.
Teddy Sheringham’s Endorsement of Rice
Former striker Teddy Sheringham has high praise for the signing. In an interview with Lord Ping, he said, “You can tell in my voice that the signing of Rice makes Arsenal even better for next season. I think Declan Rice is a fantastic player who will improve Arsenal.”
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According to Sheringham, Rice’s impact goes beyond conventional expectations. The versatile midfielder can effectively play the roles of two players – Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey – within the Arsenal lineup. This dual role allows Arsenal’s creative players, like Odegaard, to thrive and exploit opponents more effectively.
Rice’s presence is predicted to unlock the full potential of creative players like Odegaard. Sheringham asserts, “You can see how his addition will make Odegaard an even more dangerous player. He will open up Arsenal’s attacking potential even more. I think he is a fantastic acquisition for Arsenal, unfortunately.”
With Teddy Sheringham’s endorsement and Declan Rice’s arrival, Arsenal fans can look forward to an exciting season. Rice’s abilities and versatility are expected to bolster the squad and increase their chances of lifting the Premier League crown next year.