Ian Wright: These are the two main problems at Arsenal, delivers verdict on senior men
By Matt Bullin
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that there are two main problems at Arsenal and that he would love to help his former club, but he believes Arsene Wenger would not want him there.
Wright states that Wenger will not allow anyone around him to say he’s wrong and claims the Arsenal board doesn’t have enough ‘football men’ on it.
Wright played under Wenger for two years before Wenger sold him to West Ham in 1998 at the age of 33.
As pressure mounts on his former manager, Wright has claimed that he would relish the opportunity to work at Arsenal and help to turn around their poor fortunes.
Speaking on The Sun Football Podcast, as quoted by The Sun, Wright said: “If Arsenal asked me to go there in any capacity, to do anything, I would go there.
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“No-one around Arsene Wenger can front him up and say ‘you’re wrong.’ He’s got people around him that he loves.
“Martin Keown is the only one that’s fronted him in the last couple of years. [Wenger] told Martin to shut up, that he talks too much.”
Wright has no previous management experience, but he was a part-time first team coach at Milton Keynes Dons for a year between 2012 and 2013.
Wright, who was capped by England 33 times, also commented that Arsenal do not have enough ‘football men’ on their board, which is translating onto the pitch.
Wright scored 185 goals for the Gunners in 278 league and cup appearances.
The Gunners currently sit sixth in the table, three points behind Manchester United in fifth.
In other Arsenal news, Arsenal have made contact with Juventus about signing this star this summer.