Declan Rice made light of the British transfer record getting smashed weeks after he signed for Arsenal.
The Gunners bought Rice earlier this summer in a £105million deal from West Ham.
Less than a month later, Chelsea came in and spent £115m on Moises Caicedo.
It is contentious whether Rice was ever the most expensive Premier League player after Chelsea spent £106.8m on Enzo Fernandez in January.
Nevertheless, Rice was asked about the record on Monday Night Football, following Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, and whether he could believe he only ‘held the record’ for a few weeks.
His response left the Sky Sports studio in hysterics as he replied: “I had it up on the wall for two weeks, it’s come down already!”
Speaking on his time at Arsenal so far, he said: “Do you know what, before the game tonight, I was on the way to the game, and I just thought: ‘Let’s go out there and try and put on a show’.
“I wanted to go out there and perform. I was just really up for it. Only two games in, obviously there’s so much talk about the price tag and me playing for Arsenal.
“I want to keep proving people wrong, that I can play at the top, and I want to keep on putting in top performers.”
The 24-year-old was man of the match in the hard fought victory over Palace, as the Gunners played the final 23 minutes with 10 men.
Just two Premier League games into his career with Arsenal and he already seems settled and worth the money they paid for him.
Martin Odegaard hit the winning goal from the penalty spot, after Eddie Nketiah was fouled by Sam Johnstone in the box.
“I loved it, absolutely loved it,” Arteta said of the win.
“It’s a really difficult place to come, we played the way we wanted to play 11 against 11. We dominated the game, we created enough chances, we missed two very, very huge chances.
“We scored the penalty and then we have to play half an hour with 10 men. It’s a conflict we didn’t prepare for but we had to adapt and the players were fantastic.
“I don’t think we gave anything away. The subs were great, the way they came out, the concentration, the focus, how much they helped the team, the coaching. They changed momentum in many occasions of the game. So really happy.”
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