Arsenal have finally announced the long and drawn out signing of Declan Rice for a fee of £105 million.
The former Ireland centre-mid has made 245 appearances for West Ham and 43 for England, and could be, as Arsenal hope, the linchpin to take them to a Premier League title.
It is a high-profile purchase, and a sign of how Arsenal have come under manager Mikel Arteta sporting director Edu.
However, AFCTV have decided to release one of the stranger videos you will see today, with their own version of 'Ice Ice Baby'.
Arsenal TV Release Cringy Declan Rice Video
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“We’re really happy that Declan is joining us," said Edu.
"He is a player with tremendous ability, who has been performing at a high level in the Premier League and for England for a number of seasons now. Declan is bringing undoubted quality to the club and he is an exceptional talent who has the potential to be very successful here.
“Declan has great experience in the Premier League at only 24 years old. He has captained a very good West Ham team and as we all saw, he recently lifted a European trophy. The responsibility and role he has taken on has been very impressive and we are really excited that he is joining us.”
"Declan is a player with fantastic ability and a proven record at both club and international levels," added Arteta.
"The process of this transfer has been a big team effort with a clear plan, and we are so happy that Declan is joining us.
“Declan is a high-quality, young international player who will add great strength to our squad, fitting so well into our strategy of competing with young talented players at the centre of our club.
"It’s great that Declan will be joining up with Mikel, our coaches and his new teammates in good time ahead of the new season.”