Anton Ferdinand believes Mikel Arteta is ‘his own worst enemy’ at Arsenal
Anton Ferdinand believes that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is ‘his own worst enemy’ and feels that the Spaniard’s overthinking could cost his side.
Despite going ahead twice in the north London derby on Sunday, Arteta’s team were pegged back on both occasions by Tottenham and were forced to settle with a 2-2 draw. It continues Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the season, but they now sit four points off Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after the champions’ 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest.
Arteta Making Changes to Arsenal Side
Having pushed Pep Guardiola’s side all the way last season, Arteta has made a few changes to his side’s set-up this season. David Raya looks to have replaced Aaron Ramsdale in goal, while the Gunners boss appears to be trying to implement a more attacking midfield three with Martin Odegaard playing alongside new summer signings Declan Rice and Kai Havertz.
Ferdinand Believes Arteta is Right Man for Job
While Ferdinand believes that the chopping and changing could hurt his Arsenal side, the former Premier League defender still believes Arteta is the right man for the job.
‘At times I think he overthinks,’ he said speaking on FIVE’s YouTube channel. ‘He said it himself that he is obsessed with different formations and wanting to be the best.
‘You need to be like that but I feel like it can sometimes cloud his judgement when it comes to in-game management and he overthinks a bit.
‘But overall it’s