Rio Ferdinand has claimed Manchester United are nearer to profitable the Premier League title than Arsenal are.
The Gunners haven’t received the English top-flight trophy since going unbeaten of their well-known Invincibles season in 2003/04, whereas Man United haven’t been champions of England since Sir Alex Ferguson’s ultimate time period in cost in 2012/13.
These days, the life like goal for each golf equipment is to complete within the high 4, with the unimaginable consistency of Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool proving an excessive amount of for the groups beneath them.
Because it stands proper now, Man United are in fourth place on 47 factors, whereas Arsenal are in sixth on 45, however the Gunners have performed three video games lower than their high 4 rivals.
One win out of these three video games in hand for Arsenal would see them climb above United, however regardless of this, Previous Trafford icon Ferdinand thinks his former membership are nearer to difficult for the title than the Gunners are.
Talking on his Vibe with FIVE podcast on YouTube, Ferdinand mentioned: “I believe Man United have to put in writing off the subsequent yr or two and say ‘we’re going to rebuild’, minimal.
“You possibly can’t have that transition and win. It doesn’t occur. Liverpool didn’t do it. How lengthy did it take [Jurgen] Klopp to win? Man United aren’t able to problem for trophies – the large trophies, the Premier League and the Champions League.
“You possibly can take the FA Cup, but it surely doesn’t let you know that you’re a nice staff or your groups going to problem for the league. Arsenal have proved to be an instance of that.
“Wimbledon received the FA Cup, they had been by no means going to win the league. Arsenal received the FA Cup in latest seasons, they had been by no means going to be wherever close to profitable the league. You (Arsenal) are additional away than Man United are, by way of profitable the league. You might be beneath us (within the desk).”
Talking in November 2020, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insisted “just a few switch home windows no less than” had been wanted on the north London membership earlier than they might mount a critical title problem.
When requested if his facet may problem for the Premier League title, Arteta mentioned: “That (will) take just a few home windows no less than to try this. To ascertain your self to compete on the degree of sure golf equipment on this league, which is almost 100 factors, it takes time.
“In soccer, time could be very treasured and individuals are very impatient. However in the event you do not respect the processes and also you ask sure individuals to do sure issues when the foundations should not there, it is a actually harmful factor to do.
“I do know all of us need to see Arsenal on the high of the league. My solely intention each time is to arrange the soccer match. The place we get, time will inform. There’s nonetheless quite a lot of issues which are going to occur.
“We’ve got to arrange for tough moments. We knew that proper from the beginning as a result of it isn’t one thing that has occurred within the final yr – it has occurred a few years up to now.
“To flick that right into a league with 38 video games; that is a giant problem. However we’re all prepared.”