Arsenal: Rio Ferdinand shoots down 'potential winners' claim with blunt response to Gunners legend

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Rio Ferdinand notes on Toolbox.

Rio Ferdinand inoculation down Martin Keown after the Toolbox tale proved that Mikel Arteta’s side are “opportunity champs” of the Victors League this season.

The Manchester Joined icon was chatting after Toolbox booked their void in the quarter-finals of the Victors League.

Capacity champs?

The Artillerymans were 1-0 down on aggregate heading right into their spheric of 16 second leg versus Porto at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

Leandro Trossard racked up a crucial victor to snag the link right into extraneous-time and Toolbox expired up outdoing Porto 4-2 in a fee shootout to drifter in the tournament.

Goalkeeper David Raya has been lauded after conserving two penalties to aid his staff promotion in Europe and Keown proved Toolbox are “opportunity champs” after their “actually considerable night” versus Porto.

“What it supposes is power. It supposes that Toolbox currently go right into that Manchester Metropolis arcade full of self-confidence,” Keown oriented TNT Sports.

“You filch what they have procured, 6 trophies last year, it’s the maximal check-up. But they go there currently actually sound and in commendable kind.

“I reckon it would have been a tidbit of a drag if they owned wasted tonite and gone right into the Metropolis arcade. This preserves it ticking along beautifully, the players, they flourish from it, there is polymorphous self-confidence currently and it’s a actually considerable night whereby they can feel pick opportunity champs.”

Ferdinand disrupted, claiming: “A tidbit early guy, wear’t go there guy. Let’s not go there, Martin. It’s as well early.”

“It conducts feel commendable…”

Bar tale Thierry Henry at the super same time acknowledged that it was constantly “thieving part in be arduous versus Porto” but he believed this link was thieving part in be a “tidbit simpler”.

“It conducts feel commendable. I oriented you, It doesn’t matter how, we owned to lug out. I knew it was thieving part in be arduous versus Porto. I contacted it at dwelling and I contacted it listed below,” Henry proclaimed on CBS Sports.

“I believed it was thieving part in be a tiny tidbit a boatload more easy, if I say, at dwelling, but it wasn’t. You filch, it’s the Victors League, you’re not tinkering in your league and it’s not the super same point.

“As shortly as teams come listed below, especially Porto and the kind of Pepe, once they come in in the tunnel, they attractiveness at you, they’re not afraid. You have to affirm them on the sector that you can vanquished them.

“We undertook on penalties, nicely done. It didn’t ensue to us for a horribly long time to be in the quarter-final, so that’s a commendable end upshot. And we’re not tinkering at the weekend, that’s in a identical means inestimable.”

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