ARSENAL TO FACE WEST HAM IN CARABAO CUP – Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice returns to face former club
Mikel Arteta believes Declan Rice’s potential return to West Ham will be “beautiful” – if the Arsenal manager decides to play the midfielder in tonight’s Carabao Cup clash. The 24-year-old England international moved across London in the summer, the Gunners paying a club-record £105million to prise him away from the Hammers.
Rice, who captained West Ham to victory in the Europa Conference League final in the last of his 245 games for the club he joined at the age of 14, could be in line for his first return to east London having shone in the opening months of his fledgling Arsenal career.
Meanwhile, David Moyes expects Declan Rice to be “welcomed with open arms” when he returns to West Ham.