Paul Merson names best player in Premier League


Former Arsenal player, Paul Merson has backed Declan Rice to emerge the Premier League player of the season.

He believes Rice was the best player in the league this season.

According to Merson, Rice, who joined the Gunners last summer, has taken them to another level.

“Declan Rice has taken Arseņal to another level. I think Phil Foden has not taken [Manchester City] to another level,” he said on Sky Sports.

“I think he has been outstanding but Declan Rice has taken Arseņal to another level.

“He’s just nearly got them to where Manchester City are. I think he has been consistent the whole season through.

“[Rice] has come in, Arseņal last season nearly got there [and he] took them to another level.

‘I just can’t remember a game where he hasn’t been at least seven or eight out of 10. Foden has been outstanding but, for me, I say

Declan Rice.”