LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice was buzzing after his first goal for the club against Arsenal secured crucial three points on Saturday.

Rice became the first teenager to score for West Ham in the Premier League since Junior Stanislas in November 2009.

The 20-year-old’s second-half emphatic strike settled the London derby and helped the Hammers move to 9th place in the Premier League table.

In the 48th minute, Arsenal failed to clear a corner kick and the ball fell to Samir Nasri who slipped it to Rice on the edge of the box and he found the top right corner of the post.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Samir Nasri of West Ham United looks on as he walks out prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Time is running out for Nasri

The West Ham United footballer only has seven matches to impress his coach, as he only has a six-month deal with the English Premier League club.

“I can’t put it into words!” Rice told the club’s website.

“I think you can see on my face how much it means to me and the way the team celebrated, how much it meant to them for me to score as well, as they’ve all been on at me to score and start shooting more.

“To get the three points, to beat Arsenal and me to score is unbelievable.”