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Rio Ferdinand slams ‘powder puff’ Arsenal after Gunners slip to back to back defeats

Rio Ferdinand laid into Arsenal for his or her “powder puff” efficiency of their loss at Aston Villa.

The Gunners have been crushed at Aston Villa after Ollie Watkins scored the winner inside the opening two minutes.

A defensive lapse allowed the hosts to take the lead and Mikel Arteta’s facet have been unable to reply.

They not often troubled Emiliano Martinez within the Villa objective as Ferdinand criticised their lack of “cutting edge”.

Arteta’s facet, who solely mustered three photographs on course, has now seen his facet lose extra league video games than they’ve received.

And Ferdinand didn’t maintain back in his evaluation of their newest reverse.



Arsenal have been unable to reply to going behind early

“Powder puff today,” he advised BT Sport.

“They started off on the worst possible footing, mistake, lack of concentration and they definitely didn’t recover for the rest of the first half.

“Second half they have been a lot improved however with out that innovative.

“They didn’t have that cutting edge. The attacking players that have been doing really well for them in recent weeks, today they just didn’t turn up.’

Their loss came just days after they went down at Wolves with nine men as their disciplinary issues continued.



A defensive error cost the Gunners
A defensive error price the Gunners

Arteta had overseen a latest run of 5 wins in six video games and once more felt as if his facet have been the higher staff at Villa Park.

“We were the better team,” he mentioned. “We controlled every department but we gave them the ball. We gave them another three big chances. Then when we had to score the goal, we didn’t find the right pass or the right shot.

“They have been higher within the bins and that’s the way you win video games. We created sufficient alternatives. We didn’t rating, we can not win the sport.”

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