Arsenal legend Ian Wright says that manager Arsene Wenger can definitely bring success to the club, but only if he is able to compete with the rest of the top clubs in terms of money to spend. After a long period, Wenger decided to splash the cash on a midfielder. The club brought in Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £ 42 million, which is right now the club’s transfer record. The German midfielder may have suffered from a drop in form in the second half of the season, but the quality of the team has improved massively this campaign.
There in contention to end the trophy drought, which has plagued the club since 2005. After Arsenal reached the FA Cup finals following their 4-2 win over Wigan on penalties, Wright said that he is confident that Wenger may eventually lead the club to glory once again. However, he is concerned that the club may not be able to compete for trophies regularly if they are not in the same playing field as a club like Chelsea and Manchester city in terms of transfer money. Even Manchester United are expected to open the wallet in the summer with more than £ 100 million set aside for new signings.
“I’ve never been one to call for the manager. But what I want him to do is to spend the kind of money that’s going to get Arsenal to compete properly with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool, who are emerging. If Arsene can get the money and get those players, they can get to that level. All I want Arsenal to do is go in for the same players that Man City and Chelsea or Liverpool might get,” said Wright, was critical of Wenger only a couple of months ago after the team were knocked out of the league and Champions League.
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Former star of Arsenal, Ian Wright lost the chance to appear and play for England back in 1998 when his hamstring injury left him out and unable to represent his national team, Wright already knows what it feels like to miss out on such an important event.
“It’s one of those you don’t truly get over,” Arsenal’s 2nd highest goal scorer, Ian Wright stated.
It’s been over 10 years since Ian Wright announced his retirement from playing professional football but he still remains up to date with news revolving the sport that he played at a high level since starting his career at Crystal Palace back in 1985. He expressed his opinion about Theo Walcott’s injury that will be leaving him out of the 2014 World Cup.
“He’ll be devastated to miss a special World Cup,” Wright, 50, told BBC Sport. With it being in Brazil, a fantastic place, a fantastic venue for the World Cup, it’s a nightmare one to miss. It’s a massive blow for England. He’s an intelligent lad. I’m sure he’ll bounce back, but he’ll be absolutely devastated.” The BBC Radio 5 live 606 presenter Ian Wright said as he praised Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.
The Walcott sustained the knee ligament injury during Arsenal’s triumph against Tottenham and the English midfielder was being removed from the pitch on a stretcher, his gestures provoked fans of Tottenham on launching him plastic bottles and coins at him. Ian Wright defended Walcott as he wrote on his twitter account.
I’ll leave you with the words from the great Roy Keane. ‘’ Tottenham will always let you down’’. Sums spurs rejoicing in the news of Theo! 105 mil spent on players and it’s still an AFC player getting injured makes you happy. Sad. Ian Wright said via twitter.