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“He gave Arsenal the win last night despite not scoring, he is Arsenal’s most important player”- Arsenal icon Thierry Henry says Arsenal have a new king in town who is more important than Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegard

“He gave Arsenal the win last night despite not scoring, he is Arsenal’s most important player”- Arsenal icon Thierry Henry says Arsenal have a new king in town who is more important than Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegard

Arsenal great Thierry Henry thinks the team now has a new king who is more vital than Martin Odegard and Bukayo Saka: “He gave Arsenal the win last night despite not scoring, he is Arsenal’s most important player.”

Thierry Henry explains the significance of Declan Rice’s’strange’ Arsenal involvement in Sevilla’s triumph.

Declan Rice receives appreciation from Thierry Henry as he details his significant contribution to Arsenal’s Champions League triumph over Sevilla.

Thierry Henry referred to Declan Rice’s position in Arsenal’s Champions League victory over Sevilla as “weird” while applauding his overall performance. The Gunners defeated Sevilla 2-1 on the road in Spain to claim their second European victory.

Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus scored for Arsenal just before halftime to give them the lead, but Nemanja Gudelj’s goal in the second half made them defend their area bravely for the last 30 minutes. In the second quarter, Rice made many interceptions that helped Arteta’s squad in Champions League Group B score six points.

Henry was quick to praise Rice on CBS Sports Golazo, but not for his defensive work, but rather for his crucial contribution to helping the Gunners plan attacks and get possession high up the field.

Declan Rice’s position was a topic of discussion, according to the former Arsenal player. “We were wondering where Declan Rice was going to play and it was pretty easy to say that on the ball when they were low, they were always trying to free him in the build up to try and find,” he said. You’d expect that Tomiyasu would act in the way that Zinchenko usually does, but they didn’t want him to be alert, so they pursued Rice behind Dodi Lukebakio, which they successfully achieved.

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Declan Rice had a unique role that night because he was low to build up and high to push. When it comes to attacking balance, a 2-3-5 formation with Ben White on the wing and Jorginho and Declan Rice as the two holding players has something interesting going on. Saka must remain and maintain the attacking balance that Sevilla neglected to solve after White departs.Rice plays as a 10 off the ball to keep an eye on their holding midfielder; they wanted to make sure the two holding midfielders were never on the ball. Odegaard arrives, but he won’t move high unless they switch. Saka preserves the team’s structure.

In his words, “[Sergio] Ramos has it and Declan Rice goes onto Soumare, then Odegaard goes, and now you see that the job of Jorginho and Rice was to make sure those two guys didn’t get the ball inside.” In this case, the ball is returned and they don’t play inside.

After that, Jamie Carragher steps in to clarify what Rice was doing at both ends of the field. Forget Declan Rice, center forward is him, said Carragher. So he is the highest player to press and the deepest guy to construct when talking about a full midfield midfielder. He replied, “That’s why Mikel Arteta went to get him because he can do so much for you, both on and off the ball.”

as Rice sank deeper against Chelsea, Arsenal played better, but it was clear Arteta wanted him to push higher up as Sevilla tried to play out from the back. Consequently, the 24-year-old was given two primary responsibilities rather than one, and he was the primary reason Arsenal was able to dominate the majority of the game and go up two goals before his duty changed to blocking the center passing lanes in the closing moments, which he did superbly.

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