English outlet, The Telegraph reports that irrespective of whether Arsenal sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton or not, they will attempt to bring Declan Rice from West Ham to the club in the summer. The attempt to solidify their central midfield shows that Arteta is not fully convinced by the current options of Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and their backups. But the urgency for adding midfield support has increased right now due to an injury to Mohamed Elneny, and the uncertain status of backup midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, who also is not premier league proven.
Signing Declan Rice would bring several key benefits to Arsenal. Firstly, he is a talented and versatile defensive midfielder known for his strong tackling and aerial ability, which would help solidify Arsenal’s midfield. He is also a leader on and off the field, and his presence would help organize the defense and add to Arsenal’s overall structure and organization. Rice can also play center-back, giving the manager more options to tweak the defense and provide cover if needed.