Rio Ferdinand has picked out two gamers who’re “most essential” to Arsenal after Mikel Arteta’s aspect beat Chelsea 1-0 over the weekend.
The Gunners had what was on paper one in all their hardest checks of the season on Sunday as they confronted Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
However the Blues have been removed from their greatest as they have been unable to make life too tough for Arteta’s males.
Gabriel Magalhaes scored the one purpose as Arsenal recorded yet one more victory. They’ve now received 11 of their first 13 Premier League video games.
They’re now again to the highest of the desk after Man Metropolis beat Fulham with ten males on Saturday afternoon.
Man Utd legend Ferdinand was impressed with Arsenal however he was fast to level out that Chelsea had a number of of their key gamers unavailable.
“You lot have been very spectacular, I can’t take that away from [Arsenal],” Ferdinand mentioned by way of his Vibe with 5 YouTube channel.
“You lot are severe. A severe group now. However have a look at the opposition you have been enjoying, it wasn’t even their first group!
“Nonetheless impressed, but it surely was not their first group. Kepa [Arrizabalaga] is the No.1 goalkeeper now.
“[Reece] James, [Ben] Chilwell, [Kalidou] Koulibaly, [Wesley] Fofana, [N’Golo] Kante, that’s six gamers who all [usually] begin.
“It was their second group, their B group. Six starters didn’t begin!”
Arsenal fared effectively within the switch market in the summertime they usually have additionally benefitted from William Saliba returning to the membership from his mortgage spell at Marseille.
The defender was linked with a transfer away in the summertime however Arsenal managed to maintain him and they’re reaping the advantages of that.
Gabriel Jesus is one other newcomer who’s loving life at Arsenal. He’s and not using a purpose in 9 video games however his all-around sport has added quite a bit to the membership’s ahead line.
Ferdinand has claimed that Saliba and Jesus are Arteta’s most essential gamers in the mean time.
“(Arsenal’s) most essential participant is Gabriel Jesus or William Saliba. If these gamers come out of the group, the drop-off from that stage is huge,” Ferdinand added.
“You could possibly play Granit Xhaka in Thomas Partey’s place and get by way of a few video games, however you received’t get the identical output from somebody who is available in for Jesus or Saliba.”
However Arsenal legend Martin Keown is cautious that Jesus “wants to start out scoring objectives”.
“Nobody ought to query his effort and dedication as a result of he’s giving 100 per cent to the trigger.
“He thinks in regards to the group, however he does want to start out scoring objectives. Nonetheless, Arsenal are successful in the mean time and maybe he will get that purpose on the weekend.”