The England midfielder will make his Premier League debut against his new club on Saturday lunchtime. when nottingham Forest comes to Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s first game of the season
Declan Rice said he tried to take an approach that It was “a stark contrast” to the way new players tend to treat new clubs during his first few weeks at Arsenal.
The midfielder became the most expensive English footballer when he joined the Gunners from West Ham for £105m this summer. And many see him as an integral part of Arsenal’s desire to challenge Manchester. City in the Premier League crown this season
Rice made his debut for the Gunners in a community game. Last weekend’s Shield over Manchester City at Wembley and will bow to the new club at Nottingham. Forest visits the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon
The game will be the first Premier League game to be broadcast on the revamped TNT Sports channel. and when talking to Rio Ferdinand as broadcaster before the game Rice provides insight into what his first few weeks at his new club have been like.
“You know when a new player comes to the club. They can be quiet and introverted,” Rice told Ferdinand.
“I try to do the opposite and go talk to anyone for the first few days. I just try to show everyone what I am as a character. I need to talk to new people. Talk to the kitchen staff, talk to the staff, talk to the other players… Just to show who I am and to show that I’m not ashamed.”
Rice is also excited about the possibility of playing under Mikel Arteta and says the Spaniard has created the perfect winning environment in north London.
“When I walked in the door What shocked me the most was [the winning mentality] Delve into this club and the way the manager digs into the players about winning and staying within reach. To be one of the best teams in the world,” he continued.
“That’s what excites me. That is why I came to Arsenal. to win Playing under Mikel to play with the players It’s a really exciting project to be a part of.”
“I think in the last four weeks. I grew up a lot I learned a lot about football that I had never seen before. I’m in awe of him.
“Of course, now I work with him day in and day out. It’s another level. saw how he works How does his mind work? Grab the stuff. See how he details with his competitors. And see how he wants to improve us.” As an individual player, overall, it’s really impressive.
The new kit captures the spirit of the Invincibles in the 2003/04 season, marking the start of the 20th anniversary of Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League season. The adidas crest and logo and three stripes on each sleeve are gold, and the record of 26 wins and 12 draws from 38 games in the historic season are sewn into the sides of the authentic version of the kit.
“I saw the game in a completely different way… Tactics, on-ball, off-ball, I’m happy to know that I’ve learned a lot because I’ve been pushing myself to learn.. Since Community Shield I feel like I’ve taken another step. Everything started to settle down.”
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