EPL: It’s embarrassing – Ian Wright slams 3 Arsenal players after 5-0 defeat to Man City


Three Arsenal players have been blamed for their disappointing 5-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The club legend, Ian Wright slammed Cedric Soares, Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Xhaka for the crushing defeat.

He said those three were ‘really embarrassing’ in the 5-0 defeat to Premier League champions, Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta’s side slipped to the bottom of the Premier League table after they were completely outplayed at the Etihad.

It is the first time since 1954 that the Gunners have lost their three opening games of the league season and Arsenal are yet to score in three matches.

City were two goals up within 12 minutes through Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres before Granit Xhaka’s dismissal on 35 minutes.

Gabriel Jesus scored City’s third before half-time and Rodri and Jesus were on target in the second half as Arsenal slipped to another painful defeat.

Wright says Arsenal’s defeat was ‘really embarrassing’ and was particularly critical of defenders Cedric Soares and Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Xhaka.

The former Arsenal and England striker told Premier League productions: “This is really embarrassing, really embarrassing.

“I don’t know what [Arteta’s] game plan is. I’m looking at the defence and it is a disaster class. Between Cedric [Soares], [Sead] Kolasinac, they are all over the place.

“The pressing at the start, funnily enough, was pretty good. But apart from that, the organisation is absolutely abysmal.

“Cedric is meant to be an experienced player, he just got a brilliant deal from us, a four year deal. He has been an absolute joke in this game.

“You look at him, Kolasinac, and [Granit] Xhaka gets sent off. Our experienced players have really let us down in this game.

“It’s crazy [Xhaka’s tackle]. You don’t need to tackle like that against anybody, it’s a terrible challenge. When you’re 2-0 down against City you need somebody like Xhaka, who is an experienced player, to be calm because this could be anything Manchester City it to be.

“That is a dangerous challenge, he had to go. I think they said he has been sent off 11 times now, I’m not sure what it is. I’m not sure how Mikel [Arteta] is trying to justify that.

“It has all gone to pot. From an organisational point of view, even before they went down to ten men and 2-0, there was no plan…”





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