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