EPL I’m worried about Arsenal’s title challenge after World Cup – Rio Ferdinand. When the Premier League starts on Boxing Day, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand expressed his “worry” about Arsenal sustaining their excellent start to the season.
In their final game before the World Cup, the Gunners defeated Wolves 2-0 to put them five points ahead of Manchester City.
In their first 14 games, Mikel Arteta’s team has lost just one and won 12.
Martin Odegaard, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Gabriel Magalhaes not traveling to the World Cup has been advantageous for Arsenal.
Others, like Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka, left the competition in the round of 16 or at the group stage and have already started back up for full training with the rest of the team.
Gabriel Jesus, a Brazilian striker, was compelled to leave Qatar earlier than planned due to a knee injury that might keep him out for three months.
Eddie Nketiah is now Arteta’s lone senior, physically capable striker.
Ferdinand remarked on his FIVE YouTube program: “I’m worried about Arsenal once we return!
“Just stating,” That’s the only reason I’m concerned—just because of Jesus.