Paul Merson Says: Arsenal need to sign Declan Rice more than Chelsea | Football News

Declan Rice should be in Arsenal’s sights, says Paul Merson in his latest Sky Sports column

Paul Merson says Arsenal must prioritise a holding midfielder – and join Chelsea in the battle for West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Arsenal need a player like Rice

The holding midfield position is a massive part of football now. I think some people look at the holding midfielders and think they could easily do it. They think they can easily sit in front of the back four and pass the ball five or 10 yards every time they get it, but it’s a very hard job.

It’s so hard to not get too involved in the game, to stay patient and to stay in position in front of back four.

Declan Rice in action against Everton

Declan Rice in action against Everton

Chelsea have been linked with him, but I don’t know why Arsenal aren’t looking at Declan…