‘Trust what he’s doing’: Rio Ferdinand backs Mikel Arteta to succeed at Arsenal

Rio Ferdinand has been full of praise for Mikel Arteta in a recent interview.

Arsenal enjoyed their most successful season for several years last time out.

The Gunners secured a 5th-place finish, narrowly missing out on the top-four.

And whilst Arsenal fans were disappointed to not clinch Champions League football, 5th is still a massive improvement on the previous two campaigns that saw them slump to 8th.

Now, Rio Ferdinand has been speaking about Arteta and told Arsenal to trust what the Spaniard is doing:

“I like Arsenal,” said Ferdinand. “Yes (Arteta has a process and Arsenal fans should trust it).

“I just feel that he’s been very, very kind of definitive in what he’s doing. Aubameyang, the superstar the man who’s got the biggest contract at the club, he wasn’t happy with a couple of things, made a very, very quick decision ‘get out you’re not for me’. But if he’s gonna do that with your biggest talent that’s on the biggest money, you’ve gotta stick by him and trust the process.

“And now they’ve opened the cheque book, brought more players in, Jesus etc, now you gotta trust what he’s doing. Do they look to be in a better position to start the season now than they were last season? 100 per cent.”

Arsenal begin their 2022/23 Premier League campaign on Friday the 5th of August vs Crystal Palace.

Arteta and co. will be desperate for a positive start after such a disappointing beginning to the previous campaign, which saw them lose their opening three outings by an aggregate scoreline of 0-9.

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