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Rio Ferdinand’s assessment of Ben White is unlikely to please Arsenal fans


Rio Ferdinand's assessment of Ben White is unlikely to please Arsenal fans

Arsenal harassed by Romelu Lukaku

Arsenal lost 2-0 to London rivals Chelsea over the weekend.

The Gunners were completely outmatched that day, with new Blues signing Romelu Lukaku dominating Arsenal’s bottom line.

The Belgian would prove too difficult for both Rob Holding and Pablo Mari to handle, with the Spaniard in particular struggling to contain Lukaku.

This would force left-back Tierney to come in further to help deal with Lukaku, which in turn would allow right-back Reece James, who scored and helped Arsenal, too much room in the final third.

Fernando in white

On the back of Arsenal’s hammering against Chelsea, Gunners fans are undoubtedly eager to see Ben White and Gabriel return to the heart of their defense.

However, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand doesn’t think that will fix Arsenal’s problems.

Instead, Ferdinand claimed that both Gabriel and White will be physically bullied.

Then when speaking specifically of White, Ferdinand stated that the defenders’ game is not about physicality and that despite his £ 50 million transfer fee, White is not a ready-to-go Premier League defender. :

“I still don’t think that’s good enough, trust me. That bottom line, the two of us playing center back too, I think he’s still physically intimidated.

“They are both bullied, trust me. Physically Ben White, his game is not about physicality, his game is about reading situations a bit like John Stones and he’s younger and still wet behind his ears.

“Even last year when I was playing at Brighton, when they played a back three and everyone was in good shape, he didn’t start as center back.

“Listen, it has potential and I’m not saying they shouldn’t have bought it, but for £ 50 million all I’m saying is you’re not getting a proper certified Premier League defender out of the box.

“You’re getting someone with potential that is going to grow, you hope, at that.”

Quotes via football, london.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 West Ham United 2 5 6
2 Chelsea Football Club 2 5 6
3 Liverpool FC 2 5 6
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 2 3 6
5 Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 6
6 United manchester 2 4 4
7 Everton FC 2 2 4
8 Brentford fc 2 2 4
9 Manchester city 2 4 3
10 Aston Villa 2 1 3
eleven Watford FC 2 -1 3
12 Leicester City 2 -2 3
13 Southampton FC 2 -2 1
14 crystal Palace 2 -3 1
fifteen Leeds United 2 -4 1
sixteen Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 -2 0
17 FC Burnley 2 -3 0
18 Newcastle united 2 -4 0
19 Arsenal FC 2 -4 0
twenty Norwich city 2 -8 0
Player Team Goals
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 3
Fernandes, Bruno United manchester 3
Benrahma said West Ham United 2
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 2
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 2
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 2
Greenwood, Mason United manchester 2
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 1
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 1
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 1
Richarlison Everton FC 1
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 1
James, Reece Chelsea Football Club 1
Cresswell, Aaron West Ham United 1
Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 1
Duffy, Shane Brighton and Hove Albion 1
Alonso, Marcos Chelsea Football Club 1
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea Football Club 1
Ayling, Luke Leeds United 1


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