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Declan Rice showed his real calibre against Manchester City on Sunday

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New Arsenal recruit Declan Rice showed glimpses of what he is capable off against Manchester City in Community Shield Final at Wembley Stadium.

The Three Lions star featured for 81 minutes in the match before he was substituted off. Eddie Nketiah came in and helped Leandro Trossard to score a equaliser at the very dead-end of the match.

Arsenal lifted their 17th Community Shield on Sunday , the second-most of any club after Manchester United (21). Manager Mikel Arteta will be high on confidence before the new Premier League season gets unfold this week.

However, the Spaniard will also be overjoyed with Rice’s performance against the Current League Winner. The 24-year-old will play an important part in Arteta’s midfield masterclass this season.

Daily Mail Telegraph journalist Sam Dean posted on Twitter/X, as he praised Declan Rice and his ball tracking attribute. In the 66th minute of the match, Rice tracked back counterpart Bernardo Silva and recovered the ball swiftly.

In his post, Dean wrote :-

“That recovery run from Rice shocked even Arteta, I think. The Arsenal manager had thrown his arms up in frustration when Bernardo received the ball in midfield, before Rice surged out of nowhere to nick it back. That’s the mobility and power that Arsenal have paid for.”

Rice made all the difference on Sunday and this is reason why City wanted wanted him badly in this transfer window.

Thats why Pep Guardiola wanted to sign Declan Rice!

Two-times European Treble Winning Manager Pep Guardiola knew that the Former West Ham star is a player to reckon with.

Rice would have been “the perfect addition” to his squad. City would have gained a huge upper hand in their title defence, if he joined them this summer.

According to Sofascore, Rice’s stat last season was phenomenal. He won 58% of his total duel and was not caught offside for once last term.

Arteta knew that Declan Rice was the “RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB”

After Sunday’s phenomenal display, Arsenal will be all charged up to challenge again for the Premier Trophy this season and Declan Rice looks the perfect man to make their wish come true.

New signings Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber also impressed everyone with their performance at Wembley.

Sporting director Edu Gasper and Co did a terrific job in this current tranfer window by making rightful additions to their team.

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