Wright says Arsenal’s ‘dithering’ display against Aston Villa was one of the worst he’s seen

Ian Wright has described Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa as one of the worst performances he has seen from his former side following their home humbling at the Emirates.

Arsenal produced a dismal display as they were comprehensively beaten by the impressive visitors in north London, a Bukayo Saka own goal opening the scoring for Aston Villa before an Ollie Watkins double secured an emphatic result.

Mikel Arteta was damning of his side’s performance which came just a week after a spirited performance secured a hard-fought victory at Manchester United, with Wright describing the Gunners’ showing as a ‘million miles away’ from their win at Old Trafford.

Wright blasted the north London side’s display as ‘poor in every department’ and admitted Aston Villa were a class above, admitting the loss was amongst the worst performances he has seen from an Arsenal side.

“It’s as bad a performance as I’ve seen from an Arsenal side,” Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day 2. “When you consider only two of them were playing in midweek.

“It was poor in every department. They need to break the lines, they need space to hit the ball into, they were dithering on the ball.

“It was a million miles away from the performance against Manchester United.

“They were streets ahead of us today.”

Defeat leaves Arsenal in the bottom half of the Premier League heading into the international break, their inconsistent start to the season having seen the Gunners win four and lose four of their opening eight league fixtures.

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