Ian Wright: This is how big-name players will view joining Tottenham this summer
By Matt Bullin
Ian Wright has claimed that Arsenal are not as “attractive” to potential new summer signings as bitter rivals Tottenham.
Gunners legend Wright delivered his doomsday warning after Arsenal came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.
Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi netted for the Gunners, while Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero scored for City at the Emirates.
The upcoming summer transfer window is set to be of monumental importance to Arsenal with the doubt surrounding Arsene Wenger’s future, as well as reports that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s contract talks have stalled.
Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day 3 club legend Wright said: “[The club’s] not very attractive – you don’t know what’s going on with the manager and you’ve got two stars players who don’t know if they want to stay or leave.
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“If Man City, Man United, Chelsea, even Tottenham, who are doing big things around the corner, come in for the same big-name players, Arsenal are going to struggle to get those players.”
Wright, who scored 185 goals in 288 games for the Gunners, than at the Emirates.
Arsenal currently sit sixth in the Premier League and are seven points off City in fourth place.
Whether there is any truth in Wright’s words it is hard to predict, but one thing is for sure, it is set to be a busy summer transfer window for Arsenal.
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