Merson: I can’t understand why Gunners aren’t in for Rice

Former Arsenal man Paul Merson has urged the club to make a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a return to Chelsea this summer, but Merson says Arsenal need him more. 

“Chelsea have been linked with him, but I don’t know why Arsenal aren’t looking at Declan Rice,” Merson told Sky Sports. “Arsenal are crying out for a holding midfield player.

“They don’t need a midfielder who’s going to be on the edge of the opposition box, they need a disciplined defensive midfielder, who is going to sit in front of the back four and organise the side; one who, when he gets the ball, gives it simple with 10-yard passes.

“It’s such a hard job and that’s why I can’t believe Arsenal aren’t going in for a player like Rice. The home for trending sports news.