I Would Love to be Arsenal’s Captain if Anything Happens with Odegaard – Declan Rice

Arsenal’s midfield sensation, Declan Rice, has voiced his ambition to assume the role of captain at the club should circumstances necessitate a change from current skipper Martin Odegaard.

Since his remarkable £105 million transfer from West Ham United last summer, Rice has swiftly become a pivotal figure at the Emirates Stadium.

The 25-year-old, who previously captained West Ham, has seamlessly integrated into the Arsenal squad, showcasing his leadership qualities both on and off the pitch.

His impressive debut season has solidified his position as a key player for the Gunners, earning him admiration from fans.

Ahead of England’s friendly clash against Belgium, where Rice is expected to wear the captain’s armband for the national team, he shared his reflections on his journey from West Ham to Arsenal.

Rice remarked, “Having 10 years at West Ham shaped me into the person I am today.

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“When I got to captain West Ham, I was growing in confidence and as a leader. I still see myself going that way.

“There is Martin Odegaard at my club. I’m not thinking about it, but if anything were to ever happen to him, I really would love to put the armband on for Arsenal,” he added.