Rio Ferdinand has told Fives that he thinks Arsenal must respond quickly to defeat against Leicester City. The Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Leicester on Sunday evening.
Arsenal are now under pressure to improve, with Mikel Arteta’s side currently in 11th place in the Premier League table. Ferdinand insists that Arsenal cannot simply fall away as they have in recent seasons.
“Arsenal were unbeaten in their last 27 home games, this was one you’d think you’d fancy them,” Ferdinand said. “But Arsenal have been having a party since Partey signed. Reality hits home now. They’ve got to respond. Too many times now Arsenal have not responded in this situation and have gone on runs losing games and they drift away.
“Arteta has been a breath of fresh air but this is a time for him to say ‘we have lost, we have to move on’. That’s the mentality change he needs to introduce to this squad.”