What a signing Declan Rice has been for Arsenal following his big-money transfer from West Ham United in the summer.

Despite all the hype and the big fee over his head, the England international is proving his worth for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Arsenal faced one of their biggest tests yet on Saturday when they recorded a 1-1 draw against their Premier League title rivals, Liverpool.

Michael Owen was full of praise for Declan Rice and how he was ‘absolutely everywhere’, as he told Premier League Productions.

Playing as that lone defensive-minded player, the grass Declan Rice is covering is just out of this world, and he is doing it with quality.

The pure definition of a box-to-box midfielder, and even Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool would love to have him in their team.

And on Saturday, he ensured that Arsenal are sitting top of the Premier League table at Christmas after the Gunners earned a point on Merseyside.

“Declan Rice was absolutely everywhere and if you have him in your team, then you always have a chance,” said Owen.

“They have a good centre-half pairing as well, so they are a very difficult nut to crack. Plenty of teams have tried and failed at Anfield. To get a point is a very good result for them.”