EXCLUSIVE: 'I believe we can compete with the best' – Declan Rice says Arsenal can win the Champions League this season

Declan Rice
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Declan Rice is playing in the Champions League for the first time this season – and he’s ambitious to help Arsenal win the competition for the first time ever.

Rice lifted the Europa Conference League trophy for West Ham last term, after previously helping them to the semi finals of the Europa League, but had never played in the Champions League until he helped Arsenal win 4-0 at home to PSV Eindhoven in their first match of this season’s continental campaign.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.