Saka confesses to supporting Rice’s move to Arsenal
Bukayo Saka, the Arsenal striker, recently had an interview with ‘talkSPORT’ where he disclosed his role in persuading Declan Rice to join the Emirates Stadium. Rice, coming from West Ham, became Arsenal’s third signing during the summer transfer window for a hefty fee of £105 million. In his short time with Arsenal, Rice has already made an impact by scoring a goal against Manchester United in just four competitive matches.
Saka played a significant part in Rice’s decision to leave West Ham and join Arsenal. When asked about it during the interview, Saka mentioned that Rice approached him with a few questions, seeking reassurance about joining the right club and having an exciting future ahead. Saka was positive in his responses, assuring Rice that his presence would enhance the team and contribute to their success.
Rice’s mark on Arsenal was evident when he scored a crucial goal in the 96th minute during his fourth Premier League game for the club. Saka expressed his admiration for the goal, stating that he has repeatedly watched it and acknowledging the significance of the moment for Rice and his family. Saka also acknowledged the special atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium and expressed his happiness for Rice’s achievements.
Overall, Saka’s interview highlighted the crucial role he played in convincing Rice to make the switch to Arsenal, and he expressed his delight in seeing Rice thrive and contribute to the team’s success.
Source: September 9, 2023