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Rio Ferdinand says time for Arsenal to show they are serious title contenders

Clubs who win the league will always have setbacks throughout the season, what is important is how they recover from them.

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Arsenal have been flying so far this season as they sit top of the Premier League table, however the Gunners suffered only their second defeat of the season yesterday to the hands of relegation threatened Everton.

Clubs who win the league will always have setbacks throughout the season, what is important is how they recover from them. If Arsenal want to win their first title in 19 years then they have to make sure they respond in the right way.

Arsenal lost at Old Trafford earlier on in the season & went on to win the next four. They drew to Southampton and went on to win the next five. They draw to Newcastle and went on to beat Manchester United & Tottenham.

They have to respond in that way again, if they want to be serious title contenders this season.

Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal’s loss to Everton gives them a chance to show their true colours and if they are ready to win the league.

The Toffees worked hard and defeated the Gunners, meaning Arsenal now has to bounce back quickly to keep Man City at bay.

Former United defender Ferdinand believes now is the time for the Gunners to show their true character…

“It’s a real psychological test for them now though, how do they handle this bump in the road? It’s a big learning curve for them.

I think they’ve come up against that type of low block quite often but the aggression I saw today teams haven’t been able to get close enough to Arsenal to play like this. They play so slick and play through teams.

These are the moments and times where you want your star man and game changer to turn up and produce and that can sometimes override the system.”

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