Arsenal’s legendary forward Ian Wright expressed his disappointment over former club’s performance after a humiliating 4-0 match loss against Liverpool at Anfield.
The defeat has apparently restored the pressure on Arsene Wenger in reference to his side’s controversial campaign last season.
“We got exactly what we deserved but I didn’t expect to see such a listless [performance]… the performance was terrible,” Wright said. “Watching Arsene Wenger on the bench playing with his hands at one stage, he looked very, very uncomfortable. It’s embarrassing.
Wright described the Gunners as an absolute shambles and called out Wenger to step down already. The footballer-turned-radio personality is further convinced that it’s the right time for the French manager to leave given the fact that several players are out of contract and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will soon be moving to join the Premier League champs, Chelsea.
“The first thing I hear is that the Ox might be on his way to Chelsea, that’s disappointing news,” he said, adding: “Chelsea want him — Chelsea, the champions, will take him. That says we obviously have players that are good enough.”
Wright also resented the club’s inability to get players to sign new contracts,” Why can’t we get these players to play for us? Why don’t they want to play for us?” the 53-year-old English questioned.
“When you go through that list of everything that is going wrong, and you’ve got to throw in recruitment — whoever’s doing the recruitment, someone’s got to have a massive, massive word — it’s an absolute shambles and I’m really gutted for everybody involved.”
Meanwhile, Patrick Viera, a former Arsenal player has backed Wenger and said critics have forgotten that the Gunners’ chief has led the club to seven FA Cups during his reign.
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