Rio Ferdinand finally has nice things to say about Arsenal for a change

Rio Ferdinand’s assessment of Arteta; nice words from a former Red Devil... By Sylvester Kwentua

Hello family, it is always a good thing when people who normally criticize you suddenly change their minds and praise and extol you, and even say good things about you to others.

Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United player has come out to defend Arteta for a change, while also saying nice complimentary things about the Spaniard. And to be honest, what he said is nothing but the truth.

Things happen to be going in the right direction for Arteta, but most people still don’t understand what Arteta has brought to Arsenal. Well, this is what Rio had to say to help people understand the current atmosphere at Arsenal.

“I actually went to Arsenal’s training ground the other day. I had a talk with some of the under-23’s and some of the coaches there,” the former Manchester United man told Vibe With Five podcast. “I got a sense that they’re all on the same page. And they’ve all got a genuine belief of where the club is going. From the youngsters, the young people and young coaches all the way up to the first team. And they’re in a good vein of form right now, bar their last game.

“So they’re seeing Arteta trying to implement a certain philosophy, a certain DNA at the football club, a certain type of recruitment. Before this season there were a lot of doubts surrounding players and coaches behind the scenes, bits of doubt here and there because the results weren’t coming.

“Now we’ve started to see some consistency with results, that energy changes, and I felt that energy when I walked in the training ground.” Rio ended.

In all sincerity, Arteta has gradually built a team in his mould, a team that plays the game the way he wants, and how he wants it. His philosophy may not be popular with a lot of people, but the people that really matter are the players and other coaches in the club. If they are happy with him and are on the same page with him, then Arsenal fans should expect more positive wins henceforth.

We are Arsenal and proud.


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  1. Pires says:

    If we make Top for this year then we definitly can say that we ‘r making progress…Not before

  2. Sean says:

    It hasnt clicked yet his philosophy but when it does it will explode, plus we have been criticising the man so much that he kept going and is starting to change alot of minds with the improvement we have seen on the pitch & behind the scenes.

    Jan window will maybe see a few more leave and depending where we finish we will probably spend a good bit again in the summer especially if we manage to get UCL and we have as good a chance as the rest for that 4th spot. That would be massive for the club and Mikel.

    We are not at the level of Pool, Chelsea or City but with right investment after securing champions league spot means we wont be far away come next season for at least competing against those 3 on the pitch.

    Lets beat Newcastle next and the Utd. Liverpool was a good game to show us we are getting better but not near the complete teams, lessons learned and move on.

  3. Buddy says:

    Sean- I think your last statement should be
    “Liverpool was a good game to show that we are not getting better” yeah right

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