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‘They’ve come a MASSIVE way’: Rio Ferdinand hails how Mikel Arteta is slowly erasing ideas Arsenal are a ‘soft touch’ and that they can’t beat big teams following impressive 3-1 victory over Spurs

Rio Ferdinand has hailed Mikel Arteta for the work he has done at Arsenal following their huge 3-1 win over Tottenham in the North London Derby.

The Gunners have continued their excellent start to the season by extending their lead at the top of the table with a dominant performance over their local rivals.

Arteta's work hasn't gone unnoticed, with BT Sport pundit Ferdinand emphasising after the match how much of a positive influence the Spaniard has had at the club since he took over from Unai Emery in 2019.