Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes the Gunners should try and sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer amid uncertainty about his future.
The Englishman performed impressively for the Hammers who just missed out on a European spot by five points.
Rice played 38 times for the Hammers in 2018/19, missing just four Premier League games all season and three of those were in the first four games of the campaign having been hauled off at half time by Pellegrini during the 4-0 drubbing at Liverpool.
The 20 year-old who scored against Arsenal in West Ham’s 1-0 win back in January played every possible minute for the team between April 16 and May 4 before an illness ruled him out of the penultimate game of the season against Leicester City.
And Robson thinks that if Emery is looking for a holding midfield player this summer, Rice would be the perfect addition.
“So that is why I think that Declan Rice would be a good addition to Arsenal’s squad.
“He has had a good season at West Ham. Is he a good passer of the ball? Well, I think he is very safe with his passing but he does read the game really well and he is a good athlete and he seems to be a good character.
“So I would put that signing as a hit for Arsenal as a holding midfield player.