Arsenal urged to sign the ‘next N’Golo Kante’ to pair with Declan Rice perfectly.

This article contains affiliate links, and we will receive a commission on any sales generated from it. Declan Rice celebrated Arsenal’s 3-2 win at Tottenham on Sunday.

A Frenchman described him as ‘amazing’ this season and argued that his attacking talents are being restricted by the lack of a holding player in the engine room. He suggested that Arsenal needs to find a player to play in front of the center backs to give Rice the freedom to express himself.

He also proposed the idea of Arsenal playing with two midfielders, with Odegaard in front of Rice. The Frenchman pointed out that while Rice can play the holding role, he often appears to want to go forward due to his energy and physical attributes.

He recommended that Arsenal finds a player similar to N’Golo Kante, who played beautifully alongside Pogba in a central pair, with Pogba going forward most of the time and Kante staying back, and vice versa. However, Kante is out of contract and eligible to leave on a free in 2025, posing a potential decision for the club whether to cash in this summer in light of his recent fitness issues.

There are also potential developments around his club boss Arne Slot that could impact this prospect.

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