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Rio Ferdinand Slams Sloppy Arsenal in Villa Loss

Rio Ferdinand tag Arsenal display against Villa as 'Powder Puff'

Rio Ferdinand labelled Arsenal’s performance as ‘powder puff’ as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners were a long way from their best and offered very little threat as they were reasonably comfortably beaten at Villa Park. Ollie Watkins opened the scoring in the opening five minutes and the home side created the more threatening chances from there on in.

Ollie Watkins scored Aston Villa’s opening goal against Arsenal via the aid of a deflection from Rob Holding (Picture: Getty)

Granit Xhaka forced an impressive save from Emi Martinez from a free-kick, but the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off the bench could not muster very much at all. Ferdinand felt that the early goal clearly rattled Mikel Arteta’s side and the forward players were all a long way from their best. ‘Powder puff today,’ Ferdinand told 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 were much improved but without that cutting edge. ‘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.’

Arsenal did dominate possession, finishing with 66 per cent, and ended the match with 14 shots, although only three of those were on target. Mikel Arteta insisted that his team were much the better side, but conceded that Villa performed where it really matters. 

‘We were the better team,’ he said. ‘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 were better in the boxes and that’s how you win games. We created enough opportunities. We didn’t score, we cannot win the game.’

 

 

 

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