The recent footage of Martin Odegaard signing an Arsenal shirt for West Ham’s Declan Rice has set the rumour mill into overdrive.
As speculations about Rice’s transfer heat up, the signing has sparked interest from Arsenal fans who are excited about the possibility of seeing him join their team.
Arsenal’s title bid was dealt a blow after a 2-2 draw against West Ham at the London Stadium, despite taking a 2-0 lead within the first ten minutes of the game.
This was the second time in two matches that Arsenal let go of a two-goal lead. Odegaard expressed his disappointment with their “stupid” play.
During his interaction with Rice, the Norwegian international was seen obliging his request to sign an Arsenal shirt for him.
Although it remains unclear why Rice made the request, it added fuel to the speculations that Arsenal is keen on signing him.
Meanwhile, Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly battling it out to secure the 24-year-old’s signature in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The West Ham midfielder has come a long way since his days as a young player who was let go by Chelsea.
Rising through the ranks at West Ham, Rice made his senior debut in May 2017 at the age of 18 and has since become an essential player for the club. He also boasts 41 caps for England.
Jamie Carragher, former Liverpool defender, has suggested that Rice's potential move to Arsenal in the summer is more than just a rumour.
However, with both Arsenal and Chelsea in the mix for Rice's signature, the transfer saga is set to continue until the end of the season.