Ian Wright is such an Arsenal fan that it often interferes with his ability to be impartial in his role as a TV pundit and football journalist, but then again the same can be said of most of the former footballers working on the other side of the game these days and with all the anti-Arsenal bias, Wright at least helps to keep some balance.
The fans and former players of Arsenal will all have been pleased about the way the Gunners fought back from a seemingly impossible situation to clinch fourth place in the Premier League, qualifying for the Champions League and finishing above our north London rivals again.
Former Arsenal player and goal scorer extraordinaire, Ian Wright, has claimed that another Gunners legend, Dennis Bergkamp, wanted to come to the Emirates as a coach but was turned down by Arsene Wenger. Wright also called for the resignation of some board members and a move to bring David Dein back to the club.
Arsenal will struggle to score any goals after the departure of Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Alex Song to Barcelona, everybody said. The top goal scorer and top assist provider would leave Arsenal in mid table, some suggested. Giroud can’t score and will be another Chamakh, pundits predicted weeks ago.
Wright backs Walcott by TS
Ian Wright has come out stating that Walcott should be given his chance as a striker at Arsenal. The ex Arsenal legend has also pleaded with the club to resolve the winger’s contract dispute before the player is forced to move on.
The French international striker Olivier Giroud has been honest about feeling the pressure in an Arsenal shirt this season. He is fully aware that he has made a big step up from Ligue 1 to the Premier league. He also knows that he has got some pretty big boots to fill, not just Robin van Persie but a whole host of fantastic Arsenal strikers. Giroud knows that all Arsenal fans and players are behind him all the way and are willing him to get off the mark.