Ian Wright has joked that he has been stripped of his ‘Arsenal legend’ tag after comments made about current Gunner Mesut Ozil.
The German international is widely talked about as being lazy, uninterested and lacking fight amongst a number of fans as well as pundits, and Wright is quite vocal with his own opinions.
The former striker scored 128 goals in 221 English league outings for our club, and is widely considered to be a club legend, but the player himself has now claimed that some sections of fans have revoked his status.
“My legendary status got revoked by some people on Twitter. I told them about themselves,” he said on Match of the Day.
“I’m not a legend anymore, apparently.”
Asked if he would like to make amends with Arsenal fans, he responded: “I’m not shaking anyone’s hand.”
Wrighty’s playing exploits for me cannot be tarnished by criticisms of players, as being a pundit is now his job. I also don’t feel as though his opinion is overly harsh or unjust, and that Ozil does frustrate me when I see him bowling around the pitch nonchalantly.
Yes, when the German is playing well, he is amazing, but when our team needs him and is struggling, he seems to lose the will to fight which is aggravating.
Can a player lose his legend tag by making derogatory comments about the club or its players? Is Wright in the wrong to criticise Ozil?