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Every time’… Ian Wright has argument with Gary Neville after what he’s said about Arsenal

Ian Wright has now been having a slight disagreement with Gary Neville in regards to something he previously said about Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta’s side are doing brilliantly in the league right now, strengthening the idea that they can go one better than last year.

Manchester City proved too strong on that occasion, and William Saliba’s injury was also too difficult to overcome.

However, with a stronger starting eleven and strength in depth this time round, Arteta must be quietly confident.

All that being said, Ian Wright has now been taking umbrage with what Gary Neville has said about Arsenal’s title push last season.

The pair were speaking on the ‘Stick to Football’ podcast and Wright wasn’t happy with Neville’s idea that Arteta’s side ‘bottled it’ last season.

Neville made the same claims about Chelsea after their defeat to Liverpool in the EFL Cup final last Sunday

And Wright simply wasn’t impressed that every shortcoming in football is now described in such a way.

Ian Wright unhappy with Gary Neville’s comments that Arsenal bottled it last season
Speaking on the podcast, Wright said: “It seems to be the narrative now! Every time you don’t do something.

“It feels like it. Look at what happened with Arsenal last year.”

Neville replied: “Arsenal last year I called that they would do that and they did, it was a feeling I had.”

Wright: “But why did they bottle it? Why have you got to put that on it?”

Neville: “Why are you not listening to the fact that there were periods in our career where we bottled run-ins.

“I admit that’s what happened. You freeze, you get heavy legs, it becomes too much for you. That happened to me

And whatever side you sit on that debate, Arsenal fans will just be hoping they don’t come up short this year.

Rather than bottling it last season, it just felt as if Arteta had far too many important injuries that he simply didn’t have cover for.

Respectfully, Rob Holding was just too big of a downgrade on William Saliba.

So whilst Neville will stick by his word, Arsenal fans may agree with Wright on this occasion, explaining that not all shortcomings need to be seen in such a way.

All that being said, one former Premier League player has admitted that he was accused of going easy against Arsenal in his career.

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