‘People say they’re soft, not anymore’: Rio Ferdinand applauds Arteta for ‘massive’ transformation

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Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United player, praised Arteta for transforming Arsenal.

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This follows the Gunners’ resounding victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. After being labelled as’soft,’ the Gunners put their doubters to shame with a 3-1 victory over Spurs.

Arsenal has had a better start to the league season, but critics claim they have only played smaller teams.

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Rio Ferdinand, on the other hand, insists Arsenal are no longer soft, praising Arteta for instilling belief and toughness in the team. He told BT Sport:

“They [Arsenal] have come a massive way. ‘They’re chipping away at certain things that you could hold against them for example not playing a big team and winning – they lost to Man Utd.”

“They’re seen as a soft touch but this year they went to Brentford and won. They’re slowly erasing those scars which can only bode well for the future under Mikel Arteta.”

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