Arsenal want defensive midfield sensation – changing Declan Rice's role: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in action during the Champions League match between RC Lens and Arsenal FC: at Stade Bollaert - Delelis on October 03, 2023 in Lens, France.
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Arsenal are, slowly but surely, assembling one of the most feared squads in Europe, and Mikel Arteta has identified the next player to take the Gunners to the next level.

After signing Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko in the summer of 2022, Arsenal shocked everyone by challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title. While they ultimately fell short, bringing in Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber and David Raya highlights their ambition as a club on a sharp upwards trajectory.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.