Former Barcelona striker, Gary Lineker has picked midfielder Declan Rice as the best player on the pitch during Arsenal’s Premier League 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.
Gabriel Martinelli grabbed the headlines after coming on for the second half to score a late goal to give Arsenal all three points against Man City at Emirates.
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However, Lineker believes Rice was the best player on the pitch during the encounter.
In a tweet posted on X after the game, Lineker wrote:
“Important victory for @Arse nal in many ways. @_DeclanRice the best player on the pitch imho.”
Rice’s most notable contribution during the game came in the fourth minute when he cleared Josko Gvardiol’s attempt off the line.
It set the tone for a strong performance from the 24-year-old against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Rice created two more goal-scoring chances during the match.
The England international also recorded four recoveries, three interceptions and two clearances.