‘Say no to Chelsea and Manchester United, go to Arsenal’ – Rice told

FOOTBALL ‘Say no to Chelsea and Manchester United, go to Arsenal’ – Rice told

Kiplagat Sang • 18:02 - 07.04.2023

The West Ham midfielder has attracted interest from top league sides as he is set for an exit.

Andy Carroll has urged his former West Ham United teammate Declan Rice to snub Chelsea and Manchester United and join Arsenal instead.

Rice is expected to leave the Hammers in the summer, with three Premier League clubs interested in him.

Arsenal, after failed bids to sign Brighton star Moises Caicedo in January, are expected to prioritize the English international as Mikel Arteta hopes to strengthen his squad further.

Carroll now explains a move to join the Gunners will be good for the highly rated 24-year-old.

"I can’t really see Declan Rice leaving the Premier League," the former Liverpool forward told Metro.

"I’d like to see Declan at Arsenal, to be honest – I’m not an Arsenal fan, but I like the way they’re playing at the minute.

"The way Mikel Arteta has them playing and the young lads coming through – you see the team and the average age is incredible."

Despite a previous largely productive season with West Ham, Rice is now involved in a relegation dogfight with the London side.

"West Ham aren’t doing great at the moment, but Declan loves West Ham. I was at the club with him when he was a kid coming through – he is a great guy and a great player," Carroll added.

"We all know he needs to go to a top club. I can’t see him going outside of England, but he should go to a top-three or top-two club."

Liverpool have also been linked with Rice.