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Sheringham tells Arsenal they have achieved their main West Ham midfielder target for the summer



Former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham says he doesn’t “want to see” Declan Rice at Arsenal because he “would make them a better team”.

The West Ham midfielder has put in consistently impressive performances for the Hammers for some years now, although his form has deteriorated this season with David Moyes’ side struggling in the Premier League.

West Ham are currently in the Premier League relegation zone with 12 games left to play this season and it now looks all but certain that Rice will continue into the summer transfer window.
Rice has several suitors but Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be the two main teams interested in signing him in the next window.

The England international has made it clear that he wants to play in the Champions League as soon as possible and Arsenal are certainly in a better position to bid next season than 10th-placed Chelsea. It was rumored it could cost between £70m and £100m to sign Rice from West Ham in the summer and he justified his price again on Thursday night.

Rice scored as England beat Italy 2-1 in their first Euro 2024 qualifying match in Naples with the West Ham midfielder showcasing a brilliant display.
Speaking of Rice, Sheringham admitted he would be a brilliant signing for Arsenal. He told talkSPORT: “You put him against other great players and the complete midfielder could defend, tackle, run forward but also score goals.

“If you add a few goals to Declan’s game, maybe not a few, if you add six or seven goals to Declan Rice’s game with what he has right now, suddenly you’re talking about an absolute world hitter by a player.
“Wherever he goes, he will make that team a better team. Maybe Casemiro has that role at Manchester United, so maybe they don’t need him.

“But it would definitely make Arsenal a better team. I hate to say it but they are pretty good this season and I don’t want Declan to go there because it will make them a better team.
“He can join any team.”

On West Ham having to cash in on Rice, Sheringham added: “I think you have to.
“For a club like West Ham, if you think about keeping him for another season and you don’t get anything for him, to get something like £60 to £80 million… I’d put it around that figure. “If he had a three-year deal you’d probably have to pay £120m to get him released, but he hasn’t.

“He stayed with West Ham, he was very loyal, but I think this summer is probably when they’re going to want to cash in and get that £70million for him so they can help bring in other players.”

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Wayne Rooney to coach MLS All-Star squad against Arsenal this summer

It is no news by now to know that Wayne Rooney is to coach MLS All-Star squad against Arsenal this summer as Manchester United legend says exhibition match will be a ‘personal highlight’

Wayne Rooney will take charge of an MLS All-Stars squad to take on Arsenal in Washington DC this summer.
Rooney is currently the head coach at D.C. United, where he was a player between 2018 and 2019.
Rooney will be in charge of an MLS All-Star squad to take on Arsenal this summer.

Rooney – who has played and managed in MLS – sees the opportunity to lead the all-star team as a personal “highlight”.
“I’ve had a front row seat to see the growth and development of Major League Soccer, first as a player and now as a coach,” Rooney said.


“The chance to lead the best our league has to offer, against a top Premier League club like Arsenal, will be a personal highlight for me and an unforgettable experience for our passionate fans here at DC.”

Rooney will be in familiar surroundings for the clash as DC United play their home games at Audi Field. DC United are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference after their first four games.

Arsenal are hoping to go to the US as Premier League champions this summer.
The Gunners are eight points clear of Manchester City with ten games to play.

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Mikel Arteta quickly removed dressing room“madness” ex-Arsenal star confirmed it

The Arsenal manager has molded the Gunners into a well-oiled machine, but that process hasn’t been easy and has led to Mikel Arteta exiling a number of top-flight talent.

Former Arsenal star Lucas Torreira once called the Gunners dressing room ‘madness’, although Mikel Arteta assured that was not the case these days.

Torreira was brought to the Emirates by then-boss Unai Emery in 2018, but after a bright start to life in north London, the Uruguay international’s form has taken a hit due to reports of homesickness and the desire to leave the Emirates. After being loaned out to Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina, Torreira’s final exit was confirmed last summer when he joined Galatasaray on a permanent basis.

Shortly before his departure, Torreira opened up about his time at the Gunners in an open letter published by Italian outlet Cronache Di Spogliatoio. In the letter, he talked about what it’s like to share a dressing room with Mesut Özil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. “Every time I go to the national team, I try to make the most of my proximity to certain champions,” wrote Torreira.

“I was lucky enough to meet many of them. At Arsenal in my first year I didn’t speak English, but some in the team did speak Italian, like Sokratis, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.”
“Mesut Özil and Alexandre Lacazette sat next to me in the dressing room. Crazy. You can imagine: me drinking mate and her next to me”.

Well, almost exactly one year later, all three of the aforementioned trio left the club. Two had already been suspended when Torreira’s letter was written to Ozil and Aubameyang, although Lacazette was not behind when he parted ways with Arsenal last summer.

The outings mark a stark shift in strategy from Arteta, who has apparently been trying to rid the Gunners’ locker room of two or three big stars and the kind of egos that go with them.
Replaced instead by a group of talented players who have all adopted the vision of the Spaniard.

It’s a plan that has worked perfectly so far with Arsenal now looking like a different beast to the struggling side they’ve been with for so long during Torreira’s time at the club. The Gunners are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League and with reigning champions Manchester City breathing down their necks, Arsenal’s improvement under Arteta cannot be ignored.

Most Emirates loyalists would say that Arteta busting out Torreira’s favorite trio of teammates would be one of the key factors behind Arsenal’s rise.
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