Ian Wright: Arsene Wenger’s demise can be traced back to this Arsenal game

Ian Wright says the Arsenal players don't want to die for Arsene Wenger

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Ian Wright says Arsene Wenger’s demise at Arsenal can be traced back to their 6-0 defeat by Chelsea last season.

The Gunners suffered a resounding defeat by Jose Mourinho’s eventual Premier League champions in Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge of the north London side.

My problem with the players and Arsene: He has a lot of faith in them but I don’t see it coming back from them

Ian Wright

The Arsenal manager guided the Gunners to successive FA Cup last season but Wenger’s side look unlikely to win any silverware in the 2015/16 campaign.

The FA Cup holders lost 2-0 to Watford in their quarter-final clash on Sunday afternoon, whilst Wenger’s side trail Barcelona 2-0 from the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.

In addition, Arsenal could be 11 points behind leaders Leicester City if the Foxes beat Newcastle United on Monday night.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Wright claimed that the Arsenal players had let their manager down over the past 18 months or so.

“It goes back to Chelsea’s 6-0 win. It was his 1,000th game,” Wright said.

“It was the week Mourinho said that Wenger was a specialist in failure. There couldn’t have been any better time for the players to die for Wenger.

“They lost 6-0.

“My problem with the players and Arsene: He has a lot of faith in them but I don’t see it coming back from them.”

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