Tag: Ian Wright

Ian Wright was one of the greatest strikers to ever play for Arsenal Football Club. The former English striker joined Arsenal in 1991 from Crystal Palace for £2.5m. Wright left Arsenal for West Ham in 1998 for £500,000. In total, he made 288 appearances for Arsenal and scored 185 goals. “Wrighty” wore the number 8 for Arsenal and was the club’s top scorer for six seasons in a row. Wright is currently a pundit on tv and radio. He was born on November 3, 1963. He is the father of footballers Shaun Wright-Phillips and Bradley Wright-Phillips.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Former Footballer Ian Wright looks on as they present on ITV Sport prior to the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on March 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend confirms plan to quit Match of the Day

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has confirmed his plan to step down from BBC highlights programme Match of the Day at the end of the season.
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Top 10 Arsenal strikers under Arsene Wenger

Exploring Arsène Wenger's top 10 strikers at Arsenal, from Thierry Henry's legendary status to Olivier Giroud's memorable goals.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Alan Shearer and Ian Wright attend the Premier League Hall of Fame 2022 on April 21, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for eSC)

Pundits discuss Arsenal’s need for attacking improvement despite defensive solidity

Explore insights from Steve Sidwell, Ian Wright, and Alan Shearer on Arsenal's need to enhance their attack, despite a strong defensive record in the Premier League.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Former Footballer Ian Wright looks on as they present on ITV Sport prior to the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on March 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ian Wright challenges Gary Neville over Arsenal and VAR

Ian Wright defends Arsenal's response to VAR controversy, clashing with Gary Neville on the issue. The debate underscores the need for clarity in football officiating.
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Eddie Nketiah of England looks on during a training session at St Georges Park on September 05, 2023 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal man happy to take advice from Harry Kane now he’s left Spurs

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah discusses the invaluable mentorship he's received from club legends Ian Wright and Thierry Henry, as he readies for a likely England debut.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Former Footballer Ian Wright looks on as they present on ITV Sport prior to the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on March 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ian Wright speaks up for unpaid Nigerian players

Discover the recent conflict as Arsenal's legend Ian Wright takes on the Nigerian Football Federation, urging them to settle the Super Falcons' long-overdue bonuses.
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Arsenal extend partnership

Arsenal extend their partnership with Cadbury, fostering greater community inclusion, promoting BSL education, and championing women's football.
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Ian Wright lambasts Colney Heath FC for women’s match bouncy castle nonsense

Ian Wright criticises Colney Heath FC for prioritising bouncy castle over women's football match, calling it "ridiculous" and "an embarrassment."
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2023. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Ian Wright feels for Aubameyang after ’embarrassing’ moment

Ian Wright has admitted it was embarrassing for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be substituted at half-time of Arsenal's clash with Chelsea on Tuesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Edu Gaspar attends the "All Or Nothing: Arsenal" Global Premiere at Islington Assembly Hall on August 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)

Arsenal ‘very confident’ of high-quality summer additions

Ian Wright says Arsenal are confident of high-quality additions this summer, with sporting director Edu fielding plenty of interest from potential additions.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool confronts Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on April 09, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Ian Wright defends Granit Xhaka after Liverpool draw

Arsenal legend Ian Wright defends Granit Xhaka, dismissing claims that his altercation with Alexander-Arnold led to the Gunners' draw at Liverpool.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Alan Shearer and Ian Wright attend the Premier League Hall of Fame 2022 on April 21, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for eSC)

Tory councillor sends racist tweet about Ian Wright

Conservative councillor Alexis McEvoy has caused outrage by sending a racist tweet about ex-footballer and TV pundit Ian Wright, calling him a "typical black hypocrite" in relation to his support for Gary Lineker.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Alan Shearer and Ian Wright attend the Premier League Hall of Fame 2022 on April 21, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for eSC)

Ian Wright and Alan Shearer pick up punditry work after BBC boycott

Ian Wright and Alan Shearer appeared as pundits on the Premier League's television coverage of Fulham vs Arsenal after boycotting the BBC's Match of the Day in solidarity with host Gary Lineker.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ian Wright thinks Arsenal could use former Gunner in current squad

Ian Wright thinks Arsenal need somebody like Alex Iwobi right now, as the former Gunner performs well in midfield for Everton.
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David Rocastle, Arsenal’s most beloved number 7: With Ian Wright interview

Listen as we relive Rocastle's Arsenal career with exclusive soundbites from Ian Wright, while other former Arsenal players reveal what they truly felt about the great man.
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Gunners legend hits back at Wolves criticism of Arsenal

Ian Wright has admitted he doesn't understand the criticism from Wolves players of the way Arsenal celebrated their recent 10-man win. Ruben Neves and Conor...
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: D'Margio Wright-Phillips of Stoke City during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and Leyton Orient at Bet365 Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Feel old as Ian Wright’s grandson makes debut for Stoke

If you wanted to feel old, then the news that Ian Wright's grandson is old enough to play professional football should just about do it.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts after having his penalty kick saved by Ben Foster of Watford FC during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s best and worst penalty takers in the Premier League

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tucked away the rebound of his missed penalty against Aston Villa but he wasn't so fortunate against Watford and his penalty record for Arsenal does make good reading.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal applauds fans after his sides draw in the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Ian Wright: It was a good point for Arsenal in the end

Ian Wright thinks Arsenal's draw away to Brighton ended up being a good point, particularly given a number of poor individual performances.
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2 new Arsenal contracts, injury returns and new problems: Arsenal news

Arsenal face Olympiacos in their Europa League last 16 second leg on Thursday night so what's in the media ahead of that game?
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Ian Wright contacts Lacazette after mocking him on MOTD

Ian Wright has contacted Alexandre Lacazette after making a "f***ing mistake" by mocking the forward after his over-exaggeration against Burnley.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)

Ian Wright picks 1 Arsenal player for criticism after Leicester match

Ian Wright picked out Mohamed Elneny for criticism following Arsenal's excellent win over Leicester. That Mohamed Elneny is still an Arsenal player will remain one...
Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe during the Premier League match at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove. Copyright: Daniel Hambury

Huddersfield Town fans send message to Emile Smith Rowe

Emile Smith Rowe was feeling the love on Tuesday after another positive performance, including from fans of Huddersfield Town.
(Aug 1993: Peter Schmeichel of Manchester United waits by the post with Ian Wright of Arsenal during the Charity Shield Final match played at Wembley Stadium in London, england. Manchester United won 6-5 on penalties. (Shaun Botterill/Allsport)

Arsenal legends: Ian Wright Wright Wright!

Thinking about something to write this weekend... well, I didn't have to think too hard. I thought a look back at the career of Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, may be in order.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on July 15, 2020 in London, England.(Photo by Paul Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Emiliano Martinez is better than Chelsea’s Kepa says Ian Wright

Emiliano Martinez put in another superb display against Watford on Sunday at the Emirates, giving Mikel Arteta a big headache ahead of the new season and reinforcing what Ian Wright had been saying about the keeper.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Wright: I believe Saka will sign but he’s right to drag it out

Ian Wright thinks Bukayo Saka and his agents are right to try and get their money's worth from Arsenal, but he believes the player should and will sign an extension.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal react after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Wright: Arteta is turning Xhaka and Mustafi around

Ian Wright thinks Mikel Arteta is already improving Arsenal's defending and getting more out of the likes of Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi.
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Ian Wright voted off I’m a Celebrity

Ian Wright has been voted off the reality TV show, I'm a Celebrity after finishing bottom in the latest public vote.

Ian Wright to star in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity

Arsenal legend Ian Wright will be on our screens a lot more but not doing his usual football punditry, nope, the former record-breaking forward is finally heading into the jungle.
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Laurent Koscielny: I’ve always been upstanding, respectful and loyal

Laurent Koscielny has responded to criticism from Arsenal legend Ian Wright by claiming he's always been respectful and loyal.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2019. - The game finished 1-1. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP / Getty Images)

Ian Wright: Matteo Guendouzi should have been captain over Granit Xhaka

Ian Wright thinks Matteo Guendouzi is driving the Arsenal team forward at the moment, and the 20-year-old was a worthier candidate for the captaincy than Granit Xhaka.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ian Wright: Granit Xhaka shouldn’t be named captain, he should focus on his own...

Ian Wright thinks Granit Xhaka should be focusing on developing his own game, rather than taking on the responsibility of the captaincy at Arsenal.

A mess! Arsenal legend hits out at state of club

Ian Wright has not held back in revealing what he thinks about the state of Arsenal, claiming the club has been left in a mess.

Ian Wright: Arsenal have been left in a mess

Ian Wright has not held back in revealing what he thinks about the state of Arsenal, claiming the club has been left in a mess.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring at faster rate than Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry may well be Arsenal's greatest ever goalscorer, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is scoring at a rate not seen since Ian Wright was at the club.
4 Feb 1994: Portrait of Ian Wright of Arsenal wearing the new strip during a photo-call held at Highbury in London, England. Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport

Arsenal legends to play game at Chard Town

Arsenal legends will play in a charity match at Chard Town FC later this year.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC looks on duirng the warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he has ‘a lot of work to do’ to catch Henry...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he still has a lot of work to do to reach the levels of the great Arsenal goalscorers, despite his strong start to life at the club.
CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with Mesut Ozil during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ian Wright: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can become one of Arsenal’s great goalscorers

Ian Wright thinks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can become one of Arsenal's great goalscorers.

Arsenal and West Ham commit to prison project

Arsenal and West Ham have become the first Premier League clubs to sign-up for an initiative launched by David Dein to offer coaching and refereeing courses to prison inmates.
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Wright: Arsenal should try to sign Welbeck up for the long term

Ian Wright thinks Arsenal need to try and get Danny Welbeck tied down to a new long-term contract, as he sees the striker as a valuable asset to the club.