Rio Ferdinand names the exciting thing about Arsenal that could see them seal Champions League football

Rio Ferdinand is a big fan of the way Mikel Arteta is doing thing at Arsenal and says they will even get better.

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The Gunners take on Manchester United looking to climb to top four at least momentarily until Tottenham take on Brentford later on in the day.

The Gunners though have given their top four hopes a massive lift with a 4-2 win over Chelsea in midweek and sent out a strong message to the lillywhites.

A double from Eddie Nketiah and a goal each from Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka secured the impressive win.

But Rio Ferdinand says there are a lot of great things about Arsenal at the moment and he loves watching the young Buyako Saka.

What the Manchester United legend said

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for Spanish manager Mikel Arteta and how he is going about his job this season.

He added: “They have the youngest squad in the league and they have had some problems but the manager has got them playing and just looking at them and the youngsters they have is very exciting.

“What happened all the young English youngsters scored the other day and they are really going for it at the moment and they have a good chance of achieving their goal.

“Oh Saka I love him and I just like the way he plays and you can see he loves the club and he is still very young and will get better.”

Arsenal started the season with three straight defeats and at that time, many had tipped them for a very disappointing season but they have picked up and are now pushing to at least get back to Europe.

Mikel Arteta has had to make some really big calls highlighted by the fact that he has had to let go of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and stick with Granit Xhaka.

He has also had to make the brave call of replacing Bernd Leno with the more energetic Aaron Ramsdale.