Ian Wright is thoroughly impressed by what he is seeing from Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side of late, and claims that the players are finally ‘starting to believe’ in themselves. The Gunners are hitting top form at present, playing some intricate football in the final third, and are looking menacingly for many defences. The Gunners scored three goals against a gritty Watford side who were fighting for their Premier League life at the weekend, and all three goals came through hard work and neat team play, and former Arsenal striker Wright picked our Martin Odegaard’s goal in particular as one which showed exactly how confident the team is playing at present.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe has given manager Mikel Arteta a selection headache after he came on to score during the Premier League win at Leeds United at the weekend. The newly capped England national team player started the game on the bench before he wrapped up the thumping 4-1 away victory at the expense of Leeds United minutes after coming on as a substitute in the second half. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FG3cyzTXIAQc3WS.jpg[/caption] Ian Wright expressed his delight about the performance of the Englishman after coming on as a substitute as he told Premier League productions that the player is prepared to make the most of his opportunities after scoring in two successive league games as a substitute.Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright said that Gunners boss Arteta has his work cut out on how to fit an in-form Smith-Rowe into his starting XI.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_Ax0DoWEAckaBj.jpg Arsenal legend Ian Wright was impressed with Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu after he made his debut for the North London giants during their Premier League win over Norwich City at the weekend. Ian Wright gave his verdict on Tomiyasu while he was spending during the Match of the Day coverage on BBC. According to him, the Japan national team utility player had a fantastic debut as far as his first Arsenal game is concerned. Ian Wright and other Arsenal fans would have been delighted with what they saw of Tomiyasu during the Premier League home meeting with Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has criticised the club's decision to sell midfielder Granit Xhakathis summer especially after his impressive performances with the Switzerland team at the Euro 2020 tournament. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkBxiZlWgAAgC6W?format=jpg&name=small[/caption] Switzerland skipper Xhaka was one of the best players at the Euro 2020 tournament as he helped his country reach the last eight before they were knocked out by Spain via penalties. He missed the quarterfinal clash with the three-time champions due to suspension and a lot of people think the outcome might have been different if Xhaka played the game. Spain and Switzerland played out a 1-1 draw at the end of 120 minutes before the Spaniards booked a semi-final berth at the end of the dreaded penalty shootout.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has disclosed that Liverpool fans were not right for criticising Senegalese international Sadio Mane for his performances this season. While speaking on his Wrighty's House Podcast, Ian Wright said he has seen some Liverpool fans criticised Mane for underperforming this season and he was surprised at the criticisms. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2FmdnFWUAUj0TQ.jpg[/caption] Ian Wright went on to say that it was the same Mane who got Liverpool to where they wanted to be and that's in the Champions League rather than the Europa League.
Premier League and Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged his former club to conduct a smart transfer business in the summer, and he has also suggested a player they should sign as well. According to multiple sources, Arsenal will be in the market this summer to sign a couple of players who they believe can help them with their ambitions of competing against the league's big boys next season. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1125"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgqqHxgX0AEmuzM.jpg[/caption] The Gunners have since been linked to a couple of clubs within and outside England's top-flight, with reports claiming that they are also expecting some departures in the summer. Wright has said that regardless of the list of transfer targets the club have already prepared, they should find a way to add Yves Bissouma to the list as he believes that the midfielder would be a top signing for the Gunners.