Ian Wright was just an angry as us on Sunday after we threw away a fantastic opportunity to win at Old Trafford.

We were playing a weakened Manchester United team and fielded our strongest in a long time. The writing was on the wall: we had to win.

Despite early pressure and fluid football from us, we actually did very little and we were punished within the first half-an-hour when the far more direct Red Devils scored two goals in quick succession.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: Petr Cech of Arsenal shakes hands with Gabriel Paulista of Arsenal after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Although we went on to also score two, United scored another and we just weren’t at the races.

Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester United was especially disappointing because it showed they do not have the mental strength to deal with being where they are at in the title race,” Wright said to BBC Sport.

“Gunners fans know they have a fantastic opportunity to win the Premier League this season, but the team does not seem to understand the enormity of their situation, and what it requires.

“There are still 11 games to go but, as things stand, I do not watch them and see a team that has what it takes to win the title.

“I don’t know who is going to win it out of Leicester and Tottenham, but I do believe it is between those two now.”

I understand where Wright’s frustration comes from because I feel it too. It would be one thing if this performance was a one-off but it’s not. We’ve been festering for months now and whatever we’re doing in training isn’t paying off. We look as if we don’t even care, which is the worst part.