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Rio Ferdinand applauds Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal strategy

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Popular pundit, Rio Ferdinand, has applauded Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal strategy as the 2022-2023 Premier League kicks off on August 5, 2022. Mikel Arteta will open the 2022-2023 Premier League season by traveling to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace.  

Rio Ferdinand And Mikel Arteta

Rio Ferdinand commends the improvements and achievements made by Arsenal so far under Mikel Arteta. Although the Gunners could not qualify for the Champions League last season, Mikel Arteta has made a huge improvement taking the team from 8th place finish in the 2020-2021 season to 5th place in the 2022-2023 season.

The Gunners narrowly lost the Champions League spot to Tottenham after a decisive match that saw the team slump to a 3-0 defeat to the London rivals. 

Mikel Arteta’s 2022-2023 Summer Signings 

Mikel Arteta has raided the 2022 transfer market with a £112m to infuse fresh legs of star players into the Gunners squad as they prepare for next season. Former Manchester City star and Brazil international Gabriel Jesus is Arteta’s major signing. The Brazil international has been banging in goals for the Gunners in their preseason matches. Fabio Vieira from Benfica is another significant signing. Other Mikel Arteta’s new signings include Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, Matt Turner from PSG, and other top signings.

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Arsenal Preseason Success

Mikel Arteta recorded massive success in his preseason tour. They defeated domestic and city rival Chelsea 4-0 before swallowing Sevilla 6-0 to win the Emirates Cup. Prominent football pundits have tipped the Gunners to contend for the Premier League title based on their outstanding preseason outing. 

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal Strategy

Mikel Arteta has been following the steps of his former bosses, Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola. Arteta played under Arsene Wenger. He has also served as Assistant manager to Pep Guardiola. Both coaches deploy attacking-style football with emphasis on controlling the game through possession and perfect passes. Mikel Arteta has been using similar tactics – perfect touches and a more attacking midfield strategy. So far, the Spaniard has been making headway in his managerial career with the Gunners.

Rio Ferdinand Reacts To Arteta’s Arsenal Strategy

Ferdinand Reacts to Mikel Arteta’s Strategy

Rio Ferdinand has reacted to Mikel Arteta’s strategy and tactics at Arsenal. According to the former Man United defender, Arteta is making an incredible headway at Arsenal. He asked Arsenal fans to trust the Spaniard.

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He said: “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 percent.”

The Gunners had a shaky opening start last season losing all their three consecutive matches and will be hoping to continue on their winning streak as they take on Crystal Palace on August 5.

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