Read Up “After signing for Arsenal for £105million, Declan Rice wants to win the Premier League and Champions League.” The midfielder cited Mikel Arteta as a key factor in his decision to sign with Arsenal in his first formal interview since becoming a Gunner.

He believes the coach can help him advance in his game and lead the Gunners to significant victories.

“Amazing opportunities arise in football; big clubs like Arsenal have come for me and it’s really hard to turn them down,” the player added.

You only have one career, and I have a lot of faith in what Mikel is doing here and what the team is doing. I’m currently eagerly anticipating my future with Arsenal.

“I believe I’ve been observing Arsenal over the past couple of seasons and their upward trend. They came in sixth the season before last, but you could see the sort of play Mikel was alluding to. The previous season, which was clearly fantastic and pretty much blew every team out of the water, follows.

“I think with Mikel, how he works, the team, how young everyone is, the enthusiasm around the club right now, and also the task. Getting Arsenal back to their rightful place is now the challenge. I genuinely value that, and I am aware of the supporters’ strong desire for it.

“As a player, I came here with a burning desire to succeed further and to spend my best years at this fantastic club.

“I can’t wait to collaborate with Mikel. He seems to be speaking for himself. You may observe his process. You kind of gained an understanding of how he approaches his work with his players and how he approaches the Amazon projects. And not just psychologically, but also in terms of how well he interacts with players and develops them.

“He plays a significant role in why I came here. In addition, I am confident that he will get my best effort. I’m aware that I still have levels to advance in my game, and I believe he can help me get there. I’m therefore quite eager to collaborate with him.

“My current goals are to triumph with Arsenal. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think it’s time to take it a step further and win the Premier League and the Champions League.

Arsenal seal stunning £105m Declan Rice transfer as summer spending spree continues - Mirror Online