As Arsenal fans eagerly wait for the official announcements of new signings Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber, journalist Fabrizio Romano says there’s nothing to worry about despite recent rumours of the hold-up for both deals.
Writing in his CaughtOffside column, Romano reiterated that although the deals are taking a while to announce, both are completed and it’s now up to the club to announce.
Romano wrote: “I know Arsenal fans are desperate to hear official announcements on Declan Rice, but I can’t control that. It’s not on journalists to say when clubs will announce deals, only the club can do this.
“But I’m not changing my position, despite rumours – I’m told it’s just a matter of announcement, Arsenal have everything ready for Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber.
“I already said that both deals are done, that’s it, nothing else. Only Arsenal can decide about announcements, and this is the same for any club.”
relax 🧘🏼♂️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 12, 2023
Arsenal take on FC Nurnberg in a friendly match in Germany on Thursday, then fly out to the USA for their pre-season tour on Sunday. The expectation, per reports, is to have both Rice and Timber with the squad to America.