‘Trust me’ – Romano shares what he’s heard about Declan Rice and Arsenal

Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the ongoing Declan Rice transfer saga, with both Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City vying for his signature this summer, writes the TBR. As the captain of West Ham United, Rice is widely regarded as one of the top midfielders in the world. Arsenal has been keen on securing his services for some time, but Manchester City has recently joined the race to acquire him.

In a video on his YouTube channel, Romano discussed the situation and highlighted the crucial role played by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal in this potential deal. Manchester City has a strong track record of successfully signing desired players when they set their sights on them.

Being one of the wealthiest clubs globally, they have the financial power to outbid their rivals by offering substantial salaries. Additionally, the opportunity to work under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, widely regarded as one of the best managers in world football, is an enticing prospect for most players.

Arsenal understands the immense challenge they face in beating Manchester City to secure Declan Rice’s signature. Romano has mentioned that Arteta is working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this deal happen.

He said: “One crucial point on this story – Mikel Arteta. Arteta is pushing at the best level to sign Declan Rice. Arteta is trying in every single way.

“Of course, it doesn’t depend on him, it depends on the owners and how much they want to spend on the deal, but Mikel Arteta is trying his best. He’s really pushing for Declan Rice to join Arsenal.

“If Declan Rice will be an Arsenal player, trust me, Arteta will have been a crucial factor.”