Ian Wright shocked by ‘pitiful’ Arsenal performance against Liverpool

Ian Wright criticised his former club Arsenal for their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Ian Wright was critical of his former side (Picture: Premier League Productions)

Arsenal’s ‘pitiful’ performance against Liverpool left club legend Ian Wright shocked as he criticised Mikel Arteta’s side for their effort levels.

Arsenal went down 3-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, with Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah delivering the telling blows at the Emirates, further denting their hopes of European qualification through the Premier League.

Arteta branded the display as ‘unacceptable’ and admitted his side couldn’t have complained had they lost by an even greater margin.

Wright agreed with the manager’s assessment and thinks every Arsenal player involved will be disappointed with their performance.

‘I am in a bit of shock,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.

‘As much as I’ve said they’ve started poorly in certain games recently they showed great mentality in coming back against West Ham but you’re hoping that’s a one-off situation and they wouldn’t play with that same attitude but they did it again today.

‘They did it against a Liverpool side that are on there way back and are going to be a lot more ruthless than West Ham were.

‘West Ham sank back and let Arsenal come into it and if you do that we’ve got the kind of players that will rise to that occasion because when the pressure’s not on them they will play.

‘But today Liverpool were just quicker, stronger, everything.

‘Any professional side when you’re playing the effort is a given, it’s supposed to be putting in a lot more effort than I saw today.

‘That would’ve been one of the most disappointing things for Mikel I’m sure because when you look at the guys there’s not one person who could look at that game and say yeah I done something, I tried today. Not one of them. It was pitiful to watch.’

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