Former Premier League star Rio Ferdinand believes that reflecting on the season, Arsenal will think that it was against Aston Villa in April that it all went wrong for Mikel Arteta’s team.


On the final day of the Premier League season, the Gunners came up two points short, thus conceding the league title to Manchester City.


According to Ferdinand, Arsenal will know that it was the week in April when they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa and then 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League that resulted in them losing control of the Premier League race.



The Gunners had held a one-point lead over the eventual champions but that defeat against Unai Emery’s side meant that they fell two points behind and that proved to be enough in the end.


“When Arsenal and their fans are settling down, they’ll be thinking where did it go wrong”, Ferdinand was quoted as saying by the BBC.



“And they’ll be looking at the Aston Villa game – that was a bad week with the Bayern game.”


The need though will be to pick themselves up and go again next season, feels Ferdinand.



“There’ll be moments they all look at, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and learn from it.”


Arsenal will now have the opportunity to strengthen their squad for next season and are looking at attack as an area to invest in, with Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres amongst the strikers being linked with a move to north London.