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Arsenal legend labels club ‘embarrassing’ over Arteta pursuit

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed his former clubs handling of appointing Arsene Wenger’s successor.

Former Gunners midfielder and current Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta had looked all set to be named as the North London club’s new boss, with some book makers offering odds as low as 1/10 for the Spaniard to take over at the Emirates.

However, Arsenal seem to have performed a last minute U-turn, with former Sevilla and PSG coach Unai Emery now expected to be named as the clubs new manager sometime in the next 48 hours.

Wright who was the Gunners all time leading goal scorer until his record was broken by Thierry Henry, has been a vocal critic of his former club over the last few years.

Speaking to the BBC the 54-year-old laid into the Arsenal board for how they have conducted their search for a new manager.

“Why have they strung Arteta along? Why not be honest and say: ‘this is what we are going to go for now.’

“Is it because of the public sway? It just seems really desperate.

“Arsenal getting in touch with Vieira for the manager’s job was tokenism. It’s embarrassing.”

Wright also described Arsenal’s pursuit of a new boss as like selecting food from a sushi restaurant.

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