Rio Ferdinand reveals how Mikel Arteta won over Arsenal’s squad - football

Rio Ferdinand reveals how Mikel Arteta won over Arsenal’s squad



Mikel Arteta has impressed during his start at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Mikel Arteta’s vision and tactical prowess has won over Arsenal’s players.

The Spaniard replaced Unai Emery at the Emirates last December and he inherited a fractured dressing room, with senior members like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka looking likely to leave.

However, despite being a novice in management, Arteta has taken to the role with consummate success and guided the Gunners to an FA Cup final victory over Chelsea, as well as Community Shield success over Liverpool.

Aside from a string of impressive results, it’s been the manner of Arsenal’s displays that has surprised Ferdinand and he believes Arteta’s got the players on side by displaying his tactical acumen.
Ferdinand’s been impressed by Arsenal (Picture: Youtube)

‘I watched Arsenal at Craven Cottage against Fulham and, man, it was a breath of fresh air watching that team,’ Ferdinand told the Five YouTube channel.

‘I’ve always moaned about there’s no one taking responsibility. The defenders don’t defend well enough, they are a bit wishy-washy, and they’d always come up against teams especially against teams you’d expect them to win and they’d fall flat on their face.

‘Under Arteta we are in a new world, it seems to me.

‘It’s easy to say, ‘it&...
source: metro-arsenal
URL source: http://metro.co.uk/tag/arsenal-fc/

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