Is Declan Rice really the midfielder Arsenal should be signing this summer?
Declan Rice has been West Ham's 'Mr Dependable' for a good six seasons now, racking up 232 appearances across all competitions while earning a regular spot in the England squad.
The combative central midfielder has saved his very best performances for the international stage, including against Germany and Italy at Euro 2020 and in the Three Lions' last-16 win against Senegal at the Qatar World Cup.
The Premier League's biggest clubs have taken notice, with a scramble for Rice's signature set to take place when the summer transfer window opens as the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all seek reinforcements in the middle of the park.
Arsenal, though, are reportedly leading the race for Rice at the moment, much to the delight of their former academy graduate Jack Wilshere.
"He’s a midfielder who can do anything. Anyone who supports any club would want Dec to join," Wilshere told PA Sport last month. "If I’m talking from a selfish point of view, in north London, I think he would be very good under Mikel [Arteta]. I’m looking forward to wherever he goes. I hope it is Arsenal, it would be a massive signing and a perfect fit."
Rice is certainly ready for a step up, but is he really best suited to Arsenal? GOAL examines why the Gunners might be better off pulling out of the race for the 24-year-old...