'He's just a dream': Tim Sherwood says every manager would love to have 24-year-old Arsenal player in their team
Source: Tbrfootball

Tim Sherwood has heaped praise on Arsenal star Declan Rice and has called him a 'manager's dream'.

The Gunners are hurting at the moment after a disappointing result against Porto in the Champions League last night. However, they still have a lot to look forward to, and with Rice in their side, anything is possible in the coming months.

The 24-year-old England international has been an incredible signing for the Gunners. He is undoubtedly one of their best players, and his performances have been excellent over the last few months.

Tim Sherwood, despite being a Tottenham man, has often heaped praise on Arsenal's Rice, and he has done it again now on the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast.

After Mark Warburton praised Rice, Sherwood claimed that the England midfielder is a manager's dream who always delivers a 7/10 performance or higher.

He also went as far as saying Rice is the first name on Mikel Arteta's team sheet every single week.


Sherwood said: "He's just a dream, Declan, isn't he? He's just a manager's dream.

"He's the first on the team sheet because you know you're going to get a seven at least. And if he makes mistakes, they're going to be honest mistakes."

The Englishman has recently been the given additional responsibility of set-pieces, and he has been fantastic. He has three assists in his last five Premier League games.

Rice is still just 24 years old. He is nowhere near his prime, which means he will get even better in the coming months and years under Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal take on Newcastle United next and Rice is almost guaranteed to start. If he has a good game, the Gunners should be able to pick up another win.