And that is the reason why ferny is a modern day hybrid defensive midfielder with brain cells and i love him to bits.One thing I noticed yesterday was how often Dias and Stones carried the ball forward deep into Arsenal territory. Time and time again, especially in the second half. Much more so than in recent games. Normally Ferna would be the one doing this from deep. A very smart reaction to Arteta asking Saka to drop onto Cancelo and Odegaatd onto Ferna and man-mark them when we were in possession. Proper 4D chess shit to still create the spare man
Saka tired but ferny was too intelligent for the kid . He let stones or dias take the ball forward while he tucked in their place and saka was lost and bam he comes out after reading everything in front of him to null their moves.
What a fucking player