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‘Reality hits home’ – Rio Ferdinand warns Arsenal ahead of Man Utd clash

The Gunners have lost three of their last four league matches (Pictures: Getty / BT Sport)

Rio Ferdinand has warned Arsenal that they must halt their losing run in the Premier League when they take on Manchester United, saying the team need to implement a ‘mentality shift’.

The Gunners lost at home to Leicester City on Sunday thanks to a solitary goal from substitute Jamie Vardy, while they were also beaten by Liverpool and Manchester City recently meaning they have picked up just three points from the last 12 available.

Ferdinand believes previous Arsenal teams have collapsed in the past and, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford, has called on Mikel Arteta’s new-look side to show their mettle.

Arsenal cannot afford to drop more points at Old Trafford on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

‘They’ve been having a party since Partey signed. Reality hits home now,’ said the former centre-back on his FIVE YouTube channel.

‘They’ve got to respond. I’ve said it about Everton and I’m going to say the same thing about Arsenal: it’s how you respond to these situations.

‘Too many times in the past Arsenal have not responded in these situations and have gone…