Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has taken to social media to criticise supporters who have showered Tony Adams with abuse after his comments on Arsene Wenger were revealed this week.
Adams, 50, said that he feels a return to the Gunners is impossible whilst the Frenchman is at the helm. He once claimed that he “couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag,” something which he spoke about in his autobiography, “Sober”.
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“He seemed to like an assistant such as Pat Rice or Steve Bould, both great club men who were not going to ruffle feathers. Arsene is so dominant that he was probably not going to like it if I said, ‘We’re conceding bad goals, I’m going to take the back four today and organise them.”
“Because Arsene is essentially not a coach – and that is the second reason why I believe he didn’t want me. Back in the day I said in an interview coaching wasn’t Arsene’s strong point.
“Actually in the original draft, I said he couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag. And though I modified that in the final article, it didn’t go down well. It all left me feeling that I would never get a chance in any capacity while Arsene was there,” Adams continued.
Wenger described Adams’ criticism as “sad” during Friday’s press conference, though also revealed he had more important matters to speak of.
Naturally, supporters feel as though the former defender shouldn’t have said such things, even though it was taken out of context and sensationalised.
On Twitter, Wright wrote this on Friday morning:
Which has since prompted a debate among supporters about whether or not Adams is in the wrong, as he hass disrespected his former manager – the one that stood by him throughout well-documented alcohol issues and although it’s his opinion, many feel as though it was better left unsaid.