It appears as if Rangers have become hungrier and livelier than ever before, following the appointment of Steven Gerrard as their manager.
Gerrard has wasted very little time in assimilating his squad with some new signings, knowing the fact that he has been tasked with a serious job of bringing back the glory days at Ibrox. So far, the former Liverpool skipper has made six signings for the Gers.
And while discussing his signings, Gerrard told the club’s official website that signing Scott Arfield for Rangers was a no-brainer.
The Gers secured the services of Arfield on a free transfer following the 29-year-old’s departure from Burnley at the end of the 2017/18 season. The midfielder signed a four-year deal with the Scottish giants as Rangers pulled off what can be considered a mighty coup.
Arfield, capped for Scotland at Under-19, Under-21 and B level, made the breakthrough at Falkirk in 2007 before making a move to Huddersfield in 2010. He joined Burnley as a free agent three years later. At Burnley, the 29-year-old demonstrated that he could play anywhere and help his team every season.
The Canadian international has proved himself in English football during his time at Burnley between 2013 and 2018. Arfield may not be the most attractive proposition for the Rangers fans but he will be a very valuable addition to the Gers squad.
His versatility would add more value to his name as he can play on the wing, in central midfield, as a number 10 or as a supporting striker.
Arfield has arrived at the Ibrox with a very strong reputation, and his bags of experience, coupled with his ability and attitude could make Gerrard’s side a force to reckon with next season.
The former Burnley man’s industry and work-rate are exceptional, while he will also bring the character which will be required to cheer the team whenever the chips are down.
The volumes of experience Arfield has gained over the years by turning up in the Premier League and in the Championship will come in extremely handy for the Light Blues.
Also having played in Scotland with Falkirk, the versatile Canadian will know about the challenges north of the border and will be ready to help Rangers achieve their objectives next season.
Having someone as seasoned and experienced as Arfield in the ranks would provide Gerrard the boost to compete with Celtic for the league title next season.