Declan Rice, the ‘174 billion won man’, proved his worth in the match against rival Manchester United.
Arsenal won 3-1 in the 4th round match of the 2023/24 English Premier League against Manchester United held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 4th (Korean time). Arsenal ranked 5th in the league with 3 wins and 1 draw (10 points).메이저사이트
Arsenal suffered a blow by giving up the first goal to Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in the 27th minute of the first half. They almost gave up the momentum in the early stages, but captain Martin Odegaard scored an equalizer one minute later, in the 28th minute of the first half. The balance of the game, which was maintained until the 45th minute of the second half, was broken in extra time. Arsenal won the game with Rice’s comeback goal in the 51st minute of the second half. Arsenal sealed the game with Gabriel Jesus’ third goal in the 56th minute of the second half.
The hero of this game was, of course, Rice. In the 51st minute of the second half, he received a corner kick from Bukayo Saka with his chest and finished with a right-footed shot into the net. Rice’s shot was deflected by opposing defender Johnny Evans and flowed in a direction that Andre Onana could not block. Thanks to Rice’s dramatic goal, Arsenal was able to secure the win.
The detailed records were also impressive. According to soccer statistics site ‘Sofa Score’, Rice recorded 2 shots, 1 effective shot, 3 aerial duels, 1 clearance, and 2 interceptions in 90 minutes. The pass success rate reached 88%. ‘Sofa Score’ gave Rice the highest rating in the team, 7.8 points.
Rice, who began playing as West Ham United’s starting midfielder in the 2017/18 season, defended West Ham’s midfield for six seasons. At West Ham, Rice emerged as a top defensive midfielder in the EPL. Last season, he captained West Ham to the UEFA Europa Conference League title. It was the first time since the team was founded that West Ham reached the top of the European club competition.
This summer, Rice announced his transfer to take on a new challenge. Arsenal and Manchester City competed fiercely to bring in Rice. The final winner of the race to recruit Rice was Arsenal. Arsenal invested 105 million pounds (about 174.6 billion won), the highest transfer fee for an English player in EPL history.
To date, Rice is showing that the 174 billion won was not a waste at all. He is currently playing in all four EPL games, firmly protecting Arsenal’s midfield and leading the team’s upward trend. Arsenal is attempting to win the league this season for the first time in 20 years since the 2003/04 season. Attention is being paid to whether Rice can give Arsenal a win.