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Declan Rice Shines: Shearer's Team of the Week Revealed

 Declan Rice Shines: Shearer's Team of the Week Revealed

Arsenal's Declan Rice applauds the fans
Arsenal's Declan Rice applauds the fans at the final whistle during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on February 11, 2024 in London, England.(Image-Getty) 

Declan Rice showcased his prowess in Arsenal's dominant 6-0 victory against former club West Ham United. Setting up two goals and scoring one himself, Rice's performance earned him a spot in Alan Shearer's Team of the Week alongside three other Arsenal players. Shearer lauded Rice as "unstoppable" during his return to east London. Additionally, Shearer named Mikel Arteta as the top manager of the week for his tactical acumen in Arsenal's impressive display.

Here's the breakdown of Shearer's Team of the Week:

1. Andre Onana (Man Utd): 

Made crucial saves in Man Utd's pivotal win against Aston Villa.

2. Ben White (Arsenal): 

Adapted seamlessly to a new role, showcasing synergy with Bukayo Saka.

3. William Saliba (Arsenal): 

Impenetrable defensively and made an impact with a goal.

4. Harry Maguire (Man Utd): 

Stellar performance against Villa's speedy attack.

5. Vinicius Souza (Sheff Utd): 

Contributed to a vital win with a goal in a relegation battle against Luton Town.

6. Declan Rice (Arsenal):

 Unstoppable against his former team, with two assists and a goal.

7. Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle): 

Scored two crucial goals, securing victory against Nottingham Forest.

8. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea):

 Instrumental with two second-half goals, securing a vital win.

9. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal): 

Displayed versatility and clinical finishing, contributing to Arsenal's success.

10. Erling Haaland (Man City):

 Clinical finishing with two goals against Everton.

11. Rodrigo Muniz (Fulham): 

Showed promise as a goal-scoring threat with a well-taken brace against AFC Bournemouth.

Manager: Mikel Arteta (Arsenal):

 Demonstrated tactical brilliance, particularly in utilizing Ben White effectively, and revitalized Arsenal's attacking prowess.

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