He’s worth every penny – Hislop admits he was wrong about Arsenal star

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop has admitted that he’s been proved completely wrong by Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice.

Hislop said this after Rice’s recent game-winning goal against Luton Town in the Premier League.

He concedes that the England international is now worth every single money splashed on him by Arsenal during the summer transfer window.

Recall that Rice joined Arsenal from Aston Villa in a deal worth a reported £105 million back in July this year.

He has been impressive for the Gunners so far this season.

“When West Ham were selling Declan Rice in the summer and the price started to go north of £65m, I thought West Ham were getting an absolute bargain here,” Hislop told ESPN.

“I did not think that Declan Rice was worth that kind of money, the £105m or whatever he went for.

“Declan Rice is worth every single penny. And as much as we will talk about this late header, whenever Arsenal have struggled, at both ends of the park, defensively or offensively, Declan Rice has somehow been the person that they have been able to call on. It really is incredible to watch this man play the game. He is such a talent.”

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