Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, has given his verdict on the club’s summer signing, Declan Rice.
Fabregas said he has been following Rice since when the England midfielder was playing for West Ham United.
The Spaniard described Rice as a smart player, who has the potential to be a great player for Arsenal.
Recall that Rice joined Arsenal from West Ham this summer’s transfer window.
“Fantastic. You can see straight away his personality and his quality. He already brings a new dimension to the team,” Fabregas told Sky Sports.
“He’s one of those players that doesn’t really need too much time to adapt to the philosophy or whatever it is they are doing because he’s so smart.”
He added, “As I said, he’s got the personality to play for a very big club. I have been following him already for a few seasons at West Ham and he could be a great, great leader for Arsenal.”