Ferdinand acknowledges that Mesut Ozil, Arsenalâ€™s big signing, is a "top player, very, very good".
He told the Mail on Sunday: "As a player you donâ€™t want it to be wide open. We want to win the title by 20 points every year. What happened last season, Iâ€™d take that every time.
"For the punters, yeah, itâ€™s going to be much more exciting and when I retire Iâ€™d love it to be like that every year, lots of teams in close competition until the last few days of the season. But as a player you want the games won and things wrapped up as soon as possible.
"Teams have invested in their squads and it will be tight. Itâ€™s too early to judge whoâ€™s going to be there at the end but weâ€™ll have an idea just after Christmas."
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