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.

(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 better than Chelsea's Kepa? Arsenal legend thinks so

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)

Ian 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.

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.
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)

Ian Wright names the two players Mikel Arteta is turning around at Arsenal

Ian Wright thinks Mikel Arteta is already improving Arsenal's defending and getting more out of the likes of Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi.

Turbulent time ends as 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.
Laurent Koscielny after signing for Bordeaux (Photo via Girondins.com)

Laurent Koscielny hits back at Ian Wright by claiming he's always been 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 thinks this player should have been captain ahead of 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)

Arsenal legend says this player shouldn't be made club captain

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)

Arsenal star judges himself against Thierry Henry and Ian Wright

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 thinks star striker can become Arsenal great

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.
Arsenal v Brentford - Carabao Cup Third Round

Wright argues Arsenal have to focus on this player's contract - Not Ramsey

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.

Wright hits out at AFTV over 'disrespectful' comments on Arsenal legends

Ian Wright has hit out at AFTV Media over comments on their channel that accused Arsenal of scraping the barrel for players in their legends match on Saturday.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 09: Former footballer Ian Wright speaks for the BT Sports prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend points out the 1 thing Emery needs to change

Ian Wright says it'll take time for all the Arsenal players to completely adapt to what Unai Emery wants from them, but he thinks the main thing they still need to work on is their attitude.
(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 agree exciting £60m deal

Arsenal have reached a multi-million pound kit manufacturing agreement with Adidas starting next season, according to reports.
SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 24: Mikel Arteta, Assistant coach of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at Liberty Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Arsenal have a new 'first choice' replacement for Arsene Wenger after suffering setback

Mikel Arteta is now 'first choice' to take over from Arsene Wenger, following the news that Massimiliano Allegri plans to stay at Juventus, according to reports.

Wright names the 5 players Arsene Wenger's replacement needs to build around

Ian Wright named the five young players he thinks the new Arsenal manager should develop and build around, given the club's reportedly limited transfer budget.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger manager / head coach of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

'Leaked': More details for Arsene Wenger's final home game

Arsenal have invited the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and many more back to the club for Arsene Wenger's final home game, according to reports.
Konstantinos Mavropanos and Alexis Sanchez during Arsenal's clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the 2017/18 season

Former Gunner insists 'fearless' youngster should start against Atletico Madrid

Ian Wright thinks Konstantinos Mavropanos should start on Thursday against Atletico Madrid, after the Greek defender performed impressively on his debut.

Series 1.3: 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.

Just 1 Arsenal player makes Ian Wright's 'Southern XI'

Ian Wright says only one Arsenal player is deserving of a place in a combined 'Southern XI', whilst picking nine from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
HULL, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wright suggests finding manager who has won nothing to replace Wenger

Ian Wright thinks Arsenal need to look at someone like Mauricio Pochettino to replace Arsene Wenger, rather than somebody 'old' like Carlo Ancelotti.

Former player highlights serious discipline issue at Arsenal

Ian Wright says he's heard reports of Arsenal players repeatedly turning up late for training, or calling in sick to avoid coming in at all.

They aren't learning or improving: Former Arsenal favourite says Wenger's task 'impossible'

Ian Wright thinks making it back into the top four is pretty much an impossible task after the weekend's loss to Tottenham, and Arsenal have to focus on the Europa League instead.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 09: Former footballer Ian Wright speaks for the BT Sports prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Ian Wright explains why Aubameyang doesn't have to worry about key aspect of his...

Ian Wright believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doesn't need to touch the ball many times so long as he scores goals. 

3 Arsenal players receive Football Award nominations

Arsenal players past and present have received a number of nominations in the 2018 edition of the London Football Awards.

Twisting inside-out to get that controversial nugget: What is Ian Wright's problem with Arsenal?...

Ian Wright can see problems at Arsenal but his scatter gun approach to punditry is beginning to backfire. Like many pundits on TV, Wright sells...

Jealous, pathetic, fraud: Arsenal fans hit out at Ian Wright after Mesut Ozil dig

Ian Wright has managed to frustrate Arsenal fans again after having a dig at Mesut Ozil on social media.

Ian Wright believes there’s a ‘war’ going on at Arsenal

Ian Wright thinks the Arsenal players aren't listening to Arsene Wenger anymore, and there's a battle going on in the background between the manager and others behind the scenes.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 09: Former footballer Ian Wright speaks for the BT Sports prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

‘This will shake up the transfer system’ – Ian Wright on Alexis Sanchez’s ‘ground-breaking’...

In the age of astronomical transfer fees, Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes swap deals like Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan's will become the norm, along with massive wages.

Ian Wright slams Arsenal as 'ordinary' without these key men

Ian Wright thinks Arsenal showed themselves to be an 'ordinary' side in the weekend's defeat against Bournemouth.

Ian Wright names which player has "shut up" taunting Arsenal fans

Ian Wright believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Liverpool was a 'magnificent opportunity', and says the 24-year-old has gone some way towards shutting up the fans who taunted him.

Ian Wright names which two Arsenal signings he's unconvinced about

Ian Wright is not entirely convinced by Arsenal potentially signing Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 09: Former footballer Ian Wright speaks for the BT Sports prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend blasts Arsene Wenger for 28-year-old's stagnation

Ian Wright believes that Theo Walcott's failure to develop during his 12 years at Arsenal is down to the 28-year-old's lack of schooling in his position.