BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal are “further away” than Manchester United in terms of their chances of winning the Premier League anytime soon.
The ex-United defender says his former club may need two years to rebuild and the fact that the Gunners are still behind the Red Devils in the table means their prospects of lifting the title are even slimmer:
“Arsenal won the FA Cup in recent seasons, they were never going to be anywhere near winning the league. You (Arsenal) are further away than Man United are, in terms of winning the league. You are below us (in the table).”
That’s a pretty bleak assessment from Ferdinand, which runs counter to much of the optimism surrounding the Emirates at the moment. He is, though, forgetting a number of different factors.
While Arsenal may well be trailing United in the Premier League currently, they have three games in hand and are only two points behind. If they win those matches, Mikel Arteta‘s side could even overhaul Chelsea in third place.
Considering the Blues were widely fancied as title contenders at the start of the season, what does that say about the Gunners?