Carlton Cole Hits Back at Arsenal Fans Over Declan Rice Transfer

Former West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has criticized Arsenal fans for their actions after the Gunners secured the transfer of Declan Rice, writes the HITC. Speaking to talkSPORT, Cole reminded Arsenal supporters of the club’s recent struggles and urged them not to taunt West Ham fans over the signing.

Cole pointed out that not long ago, Arsenal faced difficult times under Mikel Arteta’s reign, being out of Europe and even missing out on the Champions League. The Hammers legend suggested that some Arsenal fans are getting carried away with their recent successes and need to remember the challenges they endured before.

The ex-Hammers player shared his thoughts on Arsenal fans’ behavior, saying, “I have got (Arsenal) mates who are all DM’ing me on Twitter. The WhatsApp group. They are charged. They weren’t like this two, three, or four years ago. It was all pain. People were almost crying. They were actually threatening to change clubs.”

While Cole appreciates seeing his Arsenal friends happy, he emphasized that taunting West Ham fans over signing Declan Rice is unnecessary. He reminded them that the Hammers have backup plans and will bounce back from the loss.

Meanwhile, for West Ham, the departure of Rice means they must build for the future without him. On the other hand, Arsenal is placing immense pressure on Rice, hoping his addition will boost their chances of competing for the Premier League title.

Rice’s arrival at the Emirates is seen as a significant move to address the club’s ambitions, but it also brings greater expectations and scrutiny. Arsenal came close to achieving their goals last season, heightening the pressure on both the team and their new signing.

With Rice now part of Arsenal’s plans, fans are eagerly awaiting the new season to see how the dynamic midfielder will contribute to the club’s quest for success. As the campaign unfolds, all eyes will be on the Gunners and their new acquisition, hoping it leads them to achieve their desired goals.