McFadden drools over Arfield

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James McFadden heaped praise on midfielder Scott Arfield and claimed the 30-year-old was in the form of his life.

The Sky Sports pundit shared that he thought the midfielder appeared to be loving life at Ibrox and didn’t believe that the midfielder would be in a rush to go anywhere as a result.

McFadden claimed that Arfield’s finishing was exceptional in the recent 3-0 win over Motherwell and noted that he thought he was learning from the right man in the form of Steven Gerrard.

“He makes runs going forward and when your a midfielder in a more advanced role, he does (Hayley McQueen claimed he thrives on the left) because it allows him to get forward,” said McFadden on Sky Sports Football (11:49am, Saturday April 20th).

“He is a hard worker, his finishing in the Motherwell game was exceptional but he always seems to get in the right place at the right time.

“He is also learning off a guy, Steven Gerrard, who did that his whole career and at times he had to play a deeper role but Steven was a player who was much better going forward, and supported the striker.

“So y’know he is in the form of his life, he is loving it up here, back home playing for a massive club, I don’t think he will be in a rush to go anywhere, I think he wants to be part of something that Steven and Dave King has spoken about, and the challenge is trying to win that title again.”


Arfield has been sensational ever since arriving from Burnley in the summer so it’s no surprise to hear that the midfielder’s form has blown McFadden away. The 30-year-old has featured 43 times this season, scoring 11 goals while assisting seven, and has been a key member of Gerrard’s team as a result. It’s clear to see that Arfield is thriving playing for the Gers as he does seem to have upped his game a level since arriving and it’s fair argue that deserves some credit for getting the best out of the midfielder. However hopefully there’s even more to come Arfield next season as if he could just step his game up one more gear, it could help move the Gers closer to lifting some silverware. There will clearly be more pressure on Gerrard and his side to win trophies in their 2019/20 campaign and experienced players like Arfield will prove to be even more important as a result.

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