Ian Wright: Why Arsenal won’t win Premier League title

Ian Wright says Arsenal are lacking the determination and drive to win the Premier League title

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff    

Ian Wright says Arsenal don’t have the determination and the drive to win the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners suffered a demoralising 3-2 loss to bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal simply do not have the drive and determination they need

Ian Wright

The north London side are five points behind leaders Leicester City after the Foxes secured a late win against Norwich City at King Power Stadium 24 hours earlier.

Tottenham Hotspur kept the pressure on Claudio Ranieri’s side after a 2-1 comeback win against Swansea City as Arsenal lost to United.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, former Arsenal striker Wright ruled Arsene Wenger’s side out of the title race following their Old Trafford loss.

“All season they have had the opportunity to get a consistent run going and put the other teams at the top under pressure,” Wright told BBC Sport.

“But they have not been able to do that yet – they have already had one wobble at the start of 2016 where they failed to score in three out of four Premier League games and only picked up three points.

“At the moment Arsenal simply do not have the drive and determination they need.”

Arsenal were 2-0 down after 30 minutes after 18-year-old United striker Marcus Rashford scored twice for the hosts.

Danny Welbeck halved the deficit before Ander Herrera restored United’s two-goal cushion at Old Trafford.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

Mesut Ozil netted what ultimately proved a consolation goal as Arsenal lost 3-2.

MORE: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool stars among players out of contract in 2018

MORE: Seven reasons why Chelsea must keep Cesc Fabregas

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool stars among 16 players out of contract in 2018
The Sport Review
Jamie Redknapp offers ‘brave’ advice to Arsene Wenger about Arsenal transfer
The Sport Review
Novak Djokovic’s 30 at 30 — a celebration of milestones and records
The Sport Review
Graeme Souness: Jose Mourinho is facing this Man United challenge next season