Fabregas Applauds Declan Rice Ahead of Arsenal, Man City Clash

Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has lauded Gunners midfielder Declan Rice ahead of their upcoming Premier League encounter with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.

Fabregas, a veteran of both Barcelona and Chelsea, described Rice as a ‘very intelligent boy and a complete package’ during an appearance on the Planet Premier League podcast.

“He is brought dynamism, physicality, quality, intelligence, maturity. He is the complete package in midfield, in my opinion,” Fabregas said.

“He can play also as a double-pivot, he can play by himself, he can play higher up as a No.8 and I think he looks like a very intelligent boy.

“He knows his limitations as well so I feel safe. I see him play and I’m like: “I don’t think this boy will make a mistake in this game [Man City vs Arsenal].”

The Spaniard added, “I think Arsenal, Arsenal fans and Mikel, when they have Declan in there they feel safe. That is a very big plus for the team.”

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