Ferdinand Urges Arteta To Build Arsenal Team Around Saka


Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to build his team around Bukayo Saka and other youngsters in the club.

The 18-year-old winger signed a new long-term contract with the London club on Wednesday, despite reported interest from United and Liverpool.

Saka has been impressive for Arsenal in a poor season scoring three goals and providing nine assists.

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And Ferdinand insists the Gunners need players like Saka, who care about the club, to move in the right direction.

“I think Arsenal need people with the right attitude, right characters and people that want to be at the club,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“Looking at his statement [Saka], he buys into the philosophy, and he wants to move forward with the club.

“I would build the club around him, around players like [Joe] Willock.

“The badge means something to these boys. They need to move forward…

Source: Complete Sports