According to talkSPORT, Anton Ferdinand said he would have taken Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah all day long.
Even the former centre-back stated that he would have only taken the 23-year-old as a back-up to Michail Antonio prior to signing a new Arsenal contract.
Nketiahs new offer at the Emirates, which he has added with him being given the number 14 shirt, has been met with a great reaction.
Several people have come out and stated that the Hale-End player does not deserve to wear that shirt number, while others, such as Ian Wright, have defended the player.
When Ferdinand was asked if he would have had Nketiah at the London Stadium, this was his response.
Ferdinand is playing back-up. No chance (Nketiah is ahead of Antonio) no chance he is ahead of Antonio.
If he comes as a back-up., then I would take him all day long.
NKETIAH''S GREAT PRESSURE
All of this chaos has put pressure on Nketiah ahead of the next season, as well as adding pressure.
When the next campaign starts, he will need help in this area.
If Mikel Artetas side defeats their first three games on the same level as they did in 2021/22, and Nketiah is struggling, then the headlines will write for themselves.
Arteta may help the Englishman in the transfer market by bringing in a few more powerful forwards.
If the event is big-money signings, then the pressure shifts onto them and the limelight becomes removed from Nketiah.