“Slowly erasing the scars” – Rio Ferdinand Weighs In On Arsenal Win Over Spurs. After a string of trying years for the team, Rio Ferdinand of BT Sport believes that Arsenal is moving on the right path under Mikel Arteta
The Gunners have had an incredible start to the Premier League campaign, and their 3-1 win against Tottenham in the North London Derby has solidified their position atop the leaderboard. They have advanced significantly, stated Ferdinand.
Under manager Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is “slowly erasing those scars” that have haunted the club over the years, according to BT Sport’s Rio Ferdinand.
The only game Arteta’s team has lost so far this season was a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United. Otherwise, they have won seven of their eight games.
It is a striking improvement from this time last year when Arteta was under intense pressure following the worst season start for the team in 118 years.
The club has recently been charged with having a “soft centre” because it hasn’t won the Premier League since 2004 and hasn’t participated in the Champions League since 2016. Ferdinand, though, thinks that with Arteta in charge, Arsenal is already making great strides.
“They have come a massive way, the fact they’re top of the league tells you that,” he said.
“They’re chipping away at certain things that you could have held against them. People could say this season they hadn’t played a big team and won yet; they’ve chalked that off with the game today.
“They may be seen as a soft touch when they go to places like Brentford; they’ve pulled that off this season.
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“So they’re chalking off things that are going to be great, not only for them as a club, but also mentally individually. They’re slowly erasing those scars which can only bode well for the future under Mikel Arteta.”
Cesc Fabregas, a former midfielder for Arsenal, also mirrored Ferdinand’s remarks. “I’m very happy because when Mikel took the job it was obviously a long way to go to see performances like this,” he said.
“I’m very happy because when Mikel took the job it was obviously a long way to go to see performances like this,” he said.
“Really happy, very, very positive. To win a big game like this will bring a lot of confidence to the team.”