Advertisement Rio Ferdinand loved Neal Maupay’s comments about ‘smug’ Arsenal players Comment Advertisement Rio Ferdinand was pleased to hear Neal Maupay’s comments on Arsenal’s ‘smug’ players (BT Sport)Rio Ferdinand admits he welcomes Neal Maupay’s comments about Arsenal’s ‘smug’ players following the Gunners’ defeat to Brighton on Saturday.Nicolas Pepe put Mikel Arteta’s side in front in the second half but the Gunners sunk to a defeat following late goals from Lewis Dunk and Maupay.Moments after the final whistle Maupay clashed with Matteo Guendouzi, with the Arsenal midfielder grabbing the Brighton striker around the throat.Speaking after the game, Maupay accused Arsenal’s players of showing arrogance after they went a goal in front.ADVERTISEMENT‘Some Arsenal players need to learn humility some times because they been talking a lot and second half when they were 1-0 up and they got what they deserved,’ said the Brighton striker. Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno confronted Neal Maupay after leaving the pitch on a stretcher (AFP via Getty Images) Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 6:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15Shares Matteo Guendouzi confronted Neal Maupay after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton (PA)And Ferdinand has said it is ‘refreshing’ to hear such honesty from Maupay.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think it was an open and honest comment from him there,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.‘I think he didn’t sound like or look like he was intentionally trying to hurt the goalkeeper at all. ‘He was looking for a little advantage, as you do throughout the 90 minutes always no matter where you are on the park.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘What tickled me was the way he spoke about the Arsenal players, being a bit smug. ‘Talking when they were up and then obviously when they [Brighton] pulled it back and won, he asking for a bit of humility. ‘And that’s a big, nice, refreshing difference to what you normally see. You normally see like a really plain, played-down kind of response in these interviews after a game. That’s just a refreshing difference.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.