Ian Wright slams Arsenal star and names four other players being targeted
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 01
Ian Wright feels Arsenal need to have a ‘Plan B’ heading into future matches (Picture: PLP)

slammed after ’s defeat to Fulham and has named four other players who are being targeted by opposition teams.

The Gunners and have now lost two games in a row in what is a blow to their title hopes.

Gunners legend Wright was left unhappy with Arsenal defender Gabriel over Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s winning goal and felt he could have done better.

‘Gabriel Magalhaes is such a big guy, Bobby De Cordova-Reid is a smaller guy, I thought he should have been more dominant in the situation,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.

‘It goes over his head but that one when he does the leg… he’s got to be moving to attack the ball instead of waiting.

‘Look at the space he’s in, he doesn’t move out of that space in the whole time. That cannot be right.

‘You’re a defender. You’ve got to be on the move and be ready to react. Those margins, getting that wrong, it has cost them.’

Ian Wright believes that Gabriel Magalhaes ‘cost’ Arsenal against Fulham (Picture: Getty)

Meanwhile, Wright feels that rival teams in the Premier League are targeting Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice – with the ex-striker questioning why his former club do not have a ‘Plan B’ in matches.

‘With good players, you have to take chances and pass the ball into dangerous areas,’ Wright added. ‘Bukayo Saka has got to hold the ball up.

‘These are the things they have to work on, because people will go tight on Saka, they will go tight on Gabriel Martinelli and they will go tight on Martin Odegaard.

‘Then they’ll restrict the passing from the defence into Odegaard so he can’t turn and then pass to Saka.

‘What’s happened is that people know that. If you stop Odegaard, you’re probably going to stop the service to those guys.

‘If you stop Declan Rice and get in his face, he is going to pass sideways. That is what people have worked out. So what is our Plan B?’