West Ham United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

Heather Diaz
January 14, 2019

"We're talking about a lad who has played three senior matches for us playing for somebody else".

It is thought that Rice will make a decision before the start of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign which begins in March and Rice's West Ham teammate Michail Antonio gave a positive update, from an Irish point of view, on where the young star's loyalties lie. "It's an issue that the club must see what is the best for him, for the player, for the club, for everyone".

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly desperate to sell Mesut Ozil before the end of the January transfer window. "But I think we had enough with these players", said Emery.

Emery has an agreement with Barcelona's Denis Suarez but the Catalan club are stalling over a loan deal as they want a commitment from Arsenal to buy the player in the summer, something the Londoners are refusing to do. "We continue working with every player because they are all important, but today the decision was to come with these players", added Emery.

Arnautovic has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League but West Ham released a statement this week insisting the Austria global "is not for sale".

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At the 417-yard par-4 16th, after his drive went to the fairway bunker Smith stuck his next shot close and carded a birdie. He at least made the cut, more than could be said for Jordan Spieth, who missed by a stroke despite a 66 for one-under.

Speaking to Goals on Sunday, Antonio mentioned that he was hard to put himself in Rice's shoes but having spoken to the 19-year old, he knows that he has loyalties towards Ireland.

Former top flight forward Andy Gray believes Marko Arnautovic was indicating he is leaving West Ham when he was brought off against Arsenal on Saturday.

'After 67 minutes I think, Arsenal didn't create anything.

West Ham came close to opening the scoring when Rice headed wide when unmarked from a corner just before half-time.

"I'm sure that we are seeing a top player soon and we will see not only for West Ham but also for the national squad that he decides to play for".

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