Rio Ferdinand Names Two Key Arsenal Stars Who Will Fire the Gunners to Premier League Glory

Rio Ferdinand Names Two Key Arsenal Stars Who Will Fire the Gunners to Premier League Glory

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • Rio Ferdinand has singled out two Arsenal players for praise, following the club's stunning run of form in the Premier League
  • According to the legendary defender, William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus are key to the Gunners' EPL title bid
  • The Gunners are currently topping the charts with 34 points after 13 matches, two points ahead of second-placed Man City

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Arsenal's Premier League title chances this season are hinged on two key players.

The Gunners have been in hot form this term, with the side currently topping the standings on 34 points.

Mikel Arteta's charges have dropped points only on two occasions, winning 11 of their last 13 fixtures.

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Gabriel Jesus and Wiliam Saliba celebrate during a pre-season friendly between Arsenal and Everton at the M&T Bank Stadium. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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The north Londoners' impressive run of form has seen many suggest they are genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season.

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Incredibly, Arsenal have not shown any signs of slowing down, especially after their Sunday win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

While Gabriel Martinelli was the man of the moment after scoring the winner, William Saliba was undoubtedly the unsung hero.

Saliba, Jesus key for Arsenal

Rio has now claimed that Saliba and Gabriel Jesus are two of Arsenal's most important players right now.

According to the legendary defender, the Gunners will suffer a massive blow in their title bid should the duo pick up injuries.

"Your most important player is Jesus or Saliba. If those players come out of the team, the drop-off from that level is massive," Rio said on Vibe With Five. "You ain’t going to get the same output from someone who comes in after Jesus or Saliba."

Arsenal close to signing Danilo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Arsenal being keen to add a new midfielder to their ranks, ahead of the January transfer window.

Reports suggest the Gunners are close to landing services Brazilian midfielder Danilo Oliveira from Palmeiras. The youngster, who can play as a No.6 and No.8, is expected to give Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey competition.

The arrival of Danilo is projected to add squad depth to the team, as the league leaders hunt for the domestic title.

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