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Ian Wright explains why he is currently ‘worried’ about Arsenal in the title race with Man City

Ian Wright explains why he is currently ‘worried’ about Arsenal in the title race with Man City

Ian Wright, an Arsenal legend, has admitted that he is concerned about his former club, Arsenal, leading the title race ahead of Manchester City.

As a result of Manchester City’s shocking loss to Brentford on Saturday and Arsenal’s victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mikel Arteta’s north London club are five points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s squad heading into the World Cup break.

Once the teams reassemble following the major tournament, City will face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Thursday, December 22, while Arsenal will have a slightly longer break lasting until Christmas Day.

The Gunners’ lead at the top of the Premier League is unexpected given that Arsenal has not won the championship since 2003-04. Throughout the subsequent years, the north London club has become accustomed to chasing down teams such as City.

This unfamiliar position for Arsenal has caused Wright to be slightly concerned about his former team’s chances of being in first place at the end of the month of May.

The former striker stated on the Kelly and Wrighty Show,”If I am Man City, I will sit back and say: ‘Okay, Arsenal are the runners with us now’.

“We know that Man City can put the pressure. The pressure can come off Man City and they can relax and start playing.

“At the same time, of course, I would love for them to finish it off, but it’s going to be tough. I think they learnt a lot from last season, especially the run-in and that will stand them in good stead.

“I think it’s better to chase because you haven’t got anywhere else to go. You just have to keep winning that next one. If you are drawing, then you are hoping they lose.

“When you are chasing, you get the momentum of chasing. You get closer and closer and that would then start to make them feel: ‘Oh my gosh, where is the lead now?’

“This is why I am worried with Arsenal with the five points. They just think of the next game and, hopefully, if Man City lose and they win again, then they can get that cushion because, at some stage, they will come up against some problems.”

Ian Wright explains why he is currently ‘worried’ about Arsenal in the title race with Man City

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