Rio Ferdinand says Man United won’t challenge Man City and Arsenal for the EPL title

Rio Ferdinand believes that Arsenal aren’t beating Man City to the league title, as he feels the Citizens are set for their 4th consecutive league title win.

“It pains me to say this, given where my loyalties lie, but I can’t look beyond Manchester City for the Premier League title. I think Pep Guardiola will make more history,” said Rio Ferdinand on the Mirror.

“He will be the manager of the first side to win four English top-flight titles in a row. That might raise the blood pressure of a few Manchester United fans who think I’ve committed sacrilege by making such a prediction.

“Man City are at a different level to the rest of the league. I also think that Arsenal will emerge as their biggest challengers, but in the final reckoning, I don’t see how the reigning champions won’t lift the trophy once again.”

Ferdinand’s claims aside, the Gooners hope that finally, this season, they can quench their league title drought.

The start of the 2023–24 season hasn’t been as successful as they hoped; they’ve dropped 2 points. Even though the situation is still in Arsenal’s hands, they still have every leverage to determine their outcome this season.

You wouldn’t expect Rio Ferdinand to back Arsenal for the league title, but you would expect him to promote Manchester United, So it is a surprise that he even tips Arsenal to come second.

Let’s prove we be better than Man United by beating them at the Emirates tomorrow.

Sam P

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  1. Arsenal isn’t where we thought; lacking depth seriously to be able to challenge for silverware.
    Backline is worse off after Timber injury and Tierney and Tavares left. Walters will surely be brought in but he would have been better off going on loan to develop his football instead of warming the bench

  2. Can understand the Man United legend pain, was expecting Arsenal to give a proper account of themselves and give the Citizens a run for their money in the current campaign.

    Recent events does not inspire confidence, the gaffer constant fidgeting with the team and unfortunate early injury have tempered expectations somewhat

    1. I agree and the Timber injury shows just how much it can be a ‘disaster’ when an injury strikes a new player who slotted in so well.
      It’s so early into the new season and here I am predicting a bold finish for yukky spurs and doom and gloom for Utd, Chelsea and Newcastle. In a couple of months I could be changing my mind

  3. Another disingenuous statement from the devil himself. Saying one thing and hoping for another is a classic diversion strategy by pundits and alike to take pressure off their teams.

    Speaking with a ‘fork-tongue’ is something we’ve become accustomed to from this devil Ferdinand.

    Arsenal not fooled devil.

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