By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes

Ian Wright has announced on Twitter that he no longer intends to interact with his followers about Arsenal.

The Gunners legend hinted that he was fed up with abuse and criticism of his opinions from trolls on the social media site.

The second-highest goalscorer in Arsenal’s history told his 1.14million followers on Friday evening that he intends to restrict his comments about the club to his live punditry roles for various broadcasters.

Wright has commented for the BBC, ITV and BT Sport this season and has also been a regular contributor on his official Twitter account.

Indeed, the 52-year-old’s handle on the social media site states ,’Twitter where strangers can become friends’.

The former striker’s attitude appears to now have changed following his recent interaction and he revealed he will “block as many of them as I can”.

In other Arsenal news, the club are close to finalising a deal worth £65million in transfer fee and wages.