Rio Ferdinand exposes Mikel Arteta’s ‘greatest issue’ at Arsenal
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand thinks Arsenal employer Mikel Arteta is still not sure what his finest team is.
The Gunners lost for the tenth time currently this season with a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, leaving the Gunners in 10th on 31 points from 23 video games.
Arteta made two enforced changes to the starting XI at Villa Park from the side that lost to Wolves simply 4 days previously however he stuck with the very same attack as the Spaniard was impressed with his side’s efficiency when it was 11vs11 at Molineux.
Nevertheless, Arsenal put in another drab efficiency against Dean Smith’s side and Ferdinand believes Arteta does not yet understand what his best side or system is with the Gunners.
‘ Consistency is what they’re looking for,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.
‘ They were on a good run before that however certainly they get beaten in midweek and you’re trying to find an action [versus Vacation home] however they didn’t handle to get that.
‘ The greatest problem for me with this group at the moment is whether its injuries or gamers like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with individual concerns … it’s getting his best group out there. I don’t think he really knows his best group at the minute.
‘ I think Arsenal have concerns there in exercising their finest formation and their finest group prior to they consistently get it right. you see indications and after that you see an action back and that’s the problem.’
After a seven-match unbeaten run, Arsenal have actually lost successive matches in the Premier League.
The Gunners’ Europa League campaign continues versus Benfica in the last-32 next week, while they deal with vital fixtures against Leicester City and Manchester City either side of those dates.