‘Join Arsenal instead of Manchester City – Andy Carroll tells £100million star

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Andy Carroll has urged his former West Ham team-mate Declan Rice to join Arsenal instead of Manchester City this summer.

“I can’t really see Declan Rice leaving the Premier League,” Carroll told Metro.co.uk.

“West Ham aren’t doing great at the moment but Declan loves West Ham. I was at the club with him when he was a kid coming through – he is a great guy and a great player.

“We all know he needs to go to a top club. I can’t see him going outside of England, but he should go to a top-three or top-two club.

“I’d like to see Declan at Arsenal to be honest – I’m not an Arsenal fan but I like the way they’re playing at the minute.

“The way Mikel Arteta has them playing and the young lads coming through – you see the team and the average age is incredible.”