Ferdinand: Saka and Martinelli ‘bullied’ City

Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, claiming they ‘bullied’ Manchester City. Both players were at the heart of the Arsenal attack with Saka scoring the opening goal in the 2-1 loss.

Despite the result, the young Gunners team was praised for their attitude and approach, taking the game to City.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ferdinand heaped praise on Arsenal for how they handled the game:

I have to say, the first half from Arsenal was the best I’ve seen for years. If that’s a sign of things to come then you guys have some good stuff coming.

Your two wide players Bukayo Saka and Martinelli, they just bullied and scared the life out of the City team, and you played with some authority.