With a distinguished record of leading his former club, West Ham, to a European victory, Rice is joining Arsenal with a clear vision and ambition for silverware.
His determination to succeed in both the Premier League and the Champions League may prove pivotal in the transformation of Arsenal’s competitive landscape.
- Declan Rice, formerly with West Ham United, completes his anticipated transfer to Arsenal, setting new expectations.
- Rice’s experience and desire to succeed in both the Premier League and Champions League bring fresh energy to Arsenal.
- The former Hammers captain’s enthusiastic commitment to his new team signifies a potential game-changer for Arsenal.
With nine years at West Ham culminating in a European glory under his captaincy, Declan Rice’s transfer is steeped in anticipation for further triumphs.
A craving for elevated competition
As a three-time West Ham Player of the Season and a full England international since 2019, Rice’s career has seen an impressive upward trajectory. Now at Arsenal, he is eager to rise even further. His long-standing ambition to compete in the Champions League finally gets a nod this season.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, Rice could barely contain his excitement, “I’m so excited for that. I’ve said for many years now that I’ve wanted to play in the Champions League. I’ve wanted to push myself at the biggest level. This opportunity at Arsenal has arisen where Arsenal are in the Champions League, it’s a great club.”
Striving for success
Rice’s ambitions are not merely personal. He is looking forward to creating a success story with Arsenal on the grand stage of the Champions League. His aspiration isn’t just to participate, but to achieve the ultimate glory – getting his hands on the trophy.
“At the end of the day you get one career, and I want to be as successful as I can with Arsenal, make as many Champions League appearances as possible and hopefully one day get my hands on that trophy,” he said.
A seamless transition
Despite the significant career move, Rice is keen to bring the same positive attitude and mentality that defined his time at West Ham. He believes in staying true to himself and feels that being ‘Declan Rice’ will contribute to his success at Arsenal.
Rice went on to elaborate, “The main thing is I’m just going to be myself. There is no need to be any different. When I am myself, when I’m Declan Rice, that makes me excel. I’m just going to be the same lad that has worked hard to get to where he has got to.”
Faith in Arsenal’s future
Rice’s transfer comes with an invigorating belief in the team and the manager. He is certain that Arsenal’s fanbase deserves success on a bigger scale than the FA Cups and Community Shields they have enjoyed in the recent past.
With his faith and vision, Rice is poised to propel Arsenal forward in the Premier League and Champions League.
“My ambitions now are to win with Arsenal,” Rice declared, “I believe in this squad. I believe in the manager. We have a real good energy around and when everyone is pushing in the right direction Arsenal will take some stopping.”
With this newfound vigour and strategic shift, Arsenal’s future in the Premier League and Champions League looks more promising than ever.
Fans and teammates alike eagerly await the influence Declan Rice will bring to the field in the forthcoming season.