The former English international footballer will be a commentator, at Arsenal's match against FC Porto, for the 1st leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League, and made an announcement on the flight to Portugal.

"I just want to say that it is an absolute pleasure to share this flight with Arsenal fans. I have to say that Saka is a fantastic player, but he is not world-class yet. One day he will be, but he is not yet", said Ferdinand, amidst laughter, provoking a reaction from Gunners fans.

Rio Ferdinand was captain of Manchester United for several years.