Arsenal legend Ian Wright has taken a not so subtle dig at his former manager Arsene Wenger, and laid out exactly what he thinks needs to happen if the Gunners are to start challenging at the top of the Premier League again.
Wright is the London club’s second highest goal scorer of all time and has been a vocal critic of Wenger’s in recent seasons.
The 54-year-old was part of the Arsenal team of the early nineties that was famed for it’s defensive resolve – something the Gunners have been sadly lacking during the second decade of their French coaches 22 year reign.
Judging by his comments he does not believe that the current squad are being coached in the art of defending.
With Wenger finally going to leave the Emirates at the end of this campaign, Wright also revealed in what areas he believes his former side should strengthen this summer.
“We need somebody who is going to coach the players,” He told the BBC.
“We need to go back to basics when it comes to defending from deep.”
“We’ve got the players going forward, we’ve got brilliant offensive players.”
“We need to build on a good defensive base. I’m thinking goalkeeper, another centre-half. (Konstantinos) Mavropanos looks good quality if he continues to progress like he has done.”
“We need two midfield players, definitely a holding midfielder and another one to go in there.”
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