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Richard Keys gives harsh Declan Rice verdict after seeing him for Arsenal v Fulham

Arsenal lost to Fulham today and Richard Keys has claimed that Declan Rice needs to be doing more in the midfield right now.

Rice had one of his quieter games against the Cottagers today and was left to look on as the home side beat his Arsenal side. It was the second time in a week the Gunners have been beat, after losing to West Ham at The Emirates.

So far this season, Rice has won plenty of plaudits and acclaim. After signing for £100m in the summer, he has proved a good buy in the main.

However, speaking on BEIN Sports, Richard Keys has said Rice needs to be doing more.

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Getting into a heated debate with Andy Gray, Keys was suggesting Rice should do more, even that means ignoring the tactical advice from his manager.

And while Gray staunchly defended the England man for following orders, Keys believes Rice needs to show more responsibility and take the bull by the horns.

“I’m not saying he needs to be vocal. I’m saying he needs put what he used to do at West Ham, I’ve seen nothing of at Arsenal. Get involved! Start making passes that hurt people. Have a shot at goal, cos Arsenal don’t shoot at the goal. Don’t just go and stand between the centre-backs. Why doesn’t he go out on the pitch and say ‘I’ve got more to give than just this’,” Keys said.

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