West Ham fans heap praise on Declan Rice vs Arsenal

West Ham vs Arsenal

West Ham took on Arsenal this Saturday as they looked to push for a European spot.

The Hammers started the day in 10th place but could have moved as high as 7th with a win over Arsenal.

Arsenal, on the other hand, started the day in 5th place and needed to win to keep the pressure on the top four.

The Gunners would start Saturday’s game the brighter of the two sides.

Alexander Lacazette would link up well with Alex Iwobi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to create a few early chances.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Declan Rice impresses once again

However, West Ham holding midfielder Declan Rice would be a key part of the Hammers keeping the score at 0-0.

West Ham would eventually grow into the game and finish the first 45 with eight goal attempts to Arsenal’s six.

Perhaps West Ham’s best player of the first-half was Rice.

The 19-year-old has now featured in 20 of West Ham’s league games this campaign and is even attracting the attention of Man City.

Rice was once again superb vs Arsenal although he did miss West Ham’s best chance of the first half.

But the midfielder would make up for it shortly after the break as he scored his first ever West Ham goal.

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