Man United legend urges Arsene Wenger to give Arsenal kids a chance

Rio Ferdinand criticises Arsene Wenger's decision to play Mathieu Debuchy centrally

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Arsene Wenger has earnt a reputation for giving youngsters a chance since taking charge of Arsenal, but Rio Ferdinand was disappointed by the manager’s decision to play Mathieu Debuchy at centre-half.

The France international started alongside Per Mertesacker in the heart of the Gunners defence as Kieran Gibbs and Hector Bellerin occupied the full-back positions against Newcastle United on Saturday.

But Queens Park Rangers defender Ferdinand was disappointed that Wenger didn’t dip into his Under-21s side to help fill the void left by Mertesacker’s centre-half partner Laurent Koscielny.

Wenger was heavily criticised after Calum Chambers and his fellow Arsenal defenders conceded three first-half goals as the north London side lost 3-2 at Stoke City last weekend.

Arsenal, who beat Hull City to win the FA Cup last season, were is sixth place ahead of the visit of in-form Newcastle United.

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