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Rio Ferdinand tells Mikel Arteta to build his Arsenal side around three players

Rio Ferdinand looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton FC at London Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should build his team around Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney. He also expects Joe Willock to play a key role next season.

The Gunners have struggled this term in the Premier League as they are sitting in 9th place in the league table with no chance to play European football next season.

Recently it has been reported that Arteta will be looking to improve the squad during the upcoming transfer window. And according to Manchester United legend, there are players at the Emirates Stadium the Spanish boss should build the squad around.

“The only thing to come out for Arsenal are ESR, Saka and Tierney this season,” Ferdinand said.

“They’ve been top, they’ve been the best players and that’s what he’s got to build around going forward.

“Even Joe Willock has gone to Newcastle and kept them up. He’s got to come back into the fray surely after that little spell he’s had there. ‘Those are the guys that Arsenal have to build around going forward.”

Source: Metro UK 

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