Rio Ferdinand says Declan Rice is Arsenal’s best player this season

The north London club may not be the force they were last season, but they have only lost one league game and they’re very much in the title race as things stand.

Arsenal’s star players haven’t quite hit the heights they hit last term, but the team have been getting results.

So, who has been Arsenal’s best player this season? Well, in recent years, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard have been the safest of bets when asked that question, but speaking on Five, Rio Ferdinand has named another player as Arsenal’s best this term.

Indeed, Ferdinand has gone on the record to say that Declan Rice has in fact been Arsenal’s best player this season, ahead of the likes of Saka and Odegaard.

“Declan Rice, he’s been your best player this year, he’s been your best player,” Ferdinand said.