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‘Just a talented boy’: Michael Owen praises £240k-a-week Arsenal star can play ‘everywhere’ after 6-0 win. “You could play this lad everywhere…



Following their mid-season winter break, Arsenal has shown significant improvement in their performance. Mikel Arteta witnessed his team’s dominant victory over Sheffield United on Monday night.


During the match, Declan Rice once again found the back of the net, prompting Michael Owen to draw comparisons with Steven Gerrard. Speaking to Premier League Productions, Owen highlighted the versatility of Gerrard during his time at Liverpool and believes that Arsenal’s high-earning player can also excel in multiple positions.


Initially deployed as a centre-back during his early years, the talented star gradually transitioned into a formidable midfield presence while playing for West Ham United.


Declan Rice continues to impress with his versatility on the field, showcasing his skills as a top box-to-box midfielder in the league. Jamie Carragher has rightfully labeled him as ‘very underrated’.


Despite his high transfer fee, Rice remains unfazed and is excelling in games for his Premier League team in pursuit of the title.


Rice’s recent goal for Arsenal highlights his adaptability and talent. Michael Owen praises his ability to play multiple positions, drawing comparisons to versatile players like Steven Gerrard.


Despite the significant transfer fee he was signed for, he remains unfazed as he effortlessly dominates games for his Premier League team in their pursuit of the title.


Declan Rice continues to impress with another goal for Arsenal.

“He truly is a versatile player, isn’t he?” remarked Owen. “He excels as a defensive midfielder but also showcased his abilities further up the field (against Sheffield United), making those well-timed runs when the ball was played back.”


Regarding Rice’s goal: “The ball bounces just in front of him, requiring him to control it and strike it into the ground. It’s a delightful finish, precisely aimed at the ideal spot.”


“This lad can excel in any position. I had the privilege of playing alongside Steven Gerrard, who was similarly versatile. He could seamlessly transition from right-back to center-forward to center-midfield. Anywhere.”


He is an exceptional player with great intelligence on the field. A versatile athlete, he excels in various positions, from holding midfield to a more attacking role where he showcases his creativity and goal-scoring abilities. Despite his high transfer fee, he has proven to be one of the standout signings of the season.


Which player will be named the PFA Player of the Year?


England is fortunate to have several talented players who could be in contention for this prestigious award by the end of the season.


Phil Foden showcased his skills by defeating Manchester United on Sunday, while Ollie Watkins has been a key contributor to Aston Villa with the most goal contributions.


Both players, along with another talented individual, are expected to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2024 and have the opportunity to win trophies before the season concludes.


With European competitions, the Premier League, and the FA Cup all within reach for these players at their respective clubs, it wouldn’t be surprising if one of them ultimately claims the title of PFA Player of the Year.