Ferdinand knows what Arsenal fans will expect when they make the Champions League

Rio Ferdinand insists Arsenal fans will not be happy if their club makes the top four, then crashes out of the Champions League in the group stages.

Mikel Arteta’s side is on the cusp of finishing this campaign inside the top four for the first time in a long time.

The Gunners have been in splendid form in this new year, and they keep strengthening their grip on the fourth position.

If they can win more matches this season, especially the games they have on hand on their rivals, they will play in next season’s UCL.

Would playing in the group stages of the competition be enough? Probably not.

Ferdinand and his co-hosts on the Vibe with FIVE podcast discussed Arsenal’s Champions League chances, and one of them said the Gooners will be happy to just see their club in the UCL group stages. Ferdinand responded:

“Don’t lie. All your fans, Arsenal fans, we know.

“The hype will be real around expectations. You’ll be hyping it up, expectations through the roof. If you went out in the group stages, ‘Mikel Arteta out,’ I’ll be hearing that. You heard that here first!”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Ferdinand’s candid opinion is true of many fans because we always want more.

Making a return to the Champions League would be great, but we don’t want to just become spectators in the competition.

We want our club to compete and beat others to reach the knockout rounds as well.

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  1. Making the last 16 is perfect really. You make the knock out stage and avoid the EL. Then you can concentrate on making top 4 for the rest of the season.

  2. Athleti leading Man U. Bad for Arsenal if Utd lose as they will have less games and can focus on their slim chances of making top 4. Come on Utd.

    1. Not bad actually ❌ if Arsenal keep up your performance, they will definitely make Top 3. I am not worried atall🤔

  3. We grab something tomorrow from Liverpool and beat Villa at the weekend to then go 5 points ahead of Utd in 4th.

    We then have to Play Utd at Home and I believe we will beat them this time around.

    Champions League we could draw anybody & lose but I believe if we do get UCL we will have more fire power to scare a few teams with the additions of a new midfielder to take Xhakas place and a new striker who can do what Laca does and Score a bucket load.

    These 2 will be big signings I can guarntee that with or without UCL.

    2 players that would complete this team is Christopher Nkunku & Erling Haaland. Fantasy signings i know but Romero the transfer Guru has said a few interesting comments regarding Haaland, his Little bro Øde tearing it up & feeling at home at Arsenal would most definitely help. We tried to sign Nkunku from PSG when Unai was here. Maybe not too far out of reach.

    Saliba coming back to strengthen a very good, well improved & stable back 2 is basically a new signing…. paid ofr years ago!!

    Arteta has me very optimistic about this Arsenal project, if we get Champions League & keep playing good football along the way alot of players will take notice. Young stars I may add to that.

    We keep winning and this may not be too far away from reality in terms on quality coming to the club.

      1. no sh!t lmao

        what he means is they are like brothers, best pals and all, it snot a literal comment 😉

  4. We want the best from Arsenal whenever they take the field. Arsenal is quite capable of playing the best football and with a few more additions to the team we will be a very difficult team to beat.

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