“Arsenal, great history, but …” Ferdinand doubts Arsenal is prepared to make the top four

Rio Ferdinand has cast doubt over Arsenal’s ability to make the top four soon.

Mikel Arteta is rebuilding the club, and it has lost some of its key players in the last few transfer windows.

The Spaniard has prioritised developing a new culture, and the individuals who haven’t fitted in have been offloaded.

More players are likely to leave the club at the end of this season, but are they equipped enough to finish this season in the Champions League places?

The Gunners defeated Wolves 1-0 in their last match despite playing the last 20 minutes with ten men.

Performances like that will easily earn them a place among the Champions League teams, but former Manchester United star, Ferdinand doesn’t believe they can do it.

He said via The Sun: “I like Mikel Arteta and what he’s trying to do there.

“Arsenal, great history, but in recent years, they have not shown you anything that will convince you that they’re going to be consistent enough to get into the top four.”

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Sometimes it is a good thing when everyone doubts you because it makes it sweeter when you eventually earn what they thought you couldn’t.

We haven’t had the best of seasons, and have also offloaded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, in the game against Wolves, our players showed a determination to win that will help our chances of finishing this season very well.

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  1. Watching the Newcastle-Villa game and wondering why all the Newcastle players have the number 4 on the front of their shirts 😂

    1. I think it is Eddie Howe’s way of praising his Players after their recent wins. He is saying to each of them…..

      4 He’s a jolly good fellow!

      Sorry I couldn’t resist it

  2. True statement from him I would agree.

    You could apply that same comment to Utd and spuds too, but I see he did not do that.

    What has he seen from Utd that convinces him they can get 4th?

    Spuds struggling themselves, their defense looking shaky.

    Currently it’s a race between 4 teams, and all 4 have not been convincing that they will separate themselves from the pack.

    1. Spurs lost 0-2 to wolves. At home, same wolves we beat away, we need start giving credit our boys, its not easy for many teams did season but arteta still kept us up their

  3. Definitely got a real chance now given Man u and Spurs’ are really struggling, main concerns for us are can we keep players fit in key positions and do we have enough goals in us. Arteta has to start utilising Pepe more often, he is our best finisher, no way should Eddie be coming on before him.

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