Ian Wright reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Watford in the FA Cup

Ian Wright has his say after Arsenal are dumped out of the FA Cup by Watford following a 2-1 loss at The Emirates

The Sport Review staff

Ian Wright admitted that Watford were worthy winners after the Hornets scored twice in the second half to seal a 2-1 win at Arsenal and knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Odion Ighalo gave the visitors the lead in the 50th minute at Emirates Stadium with a neat finish, before Adlene Guedioura smashed home to make it 2-0 in the 63rd minute.

Arsenal failed to click into gear but pulled a goal back when Danny Welbeck smashed his shot home from Mesut Ozil’s backheel to set up a tense finale.

However, the north London side were unable to conjure an equaliser as they were knocked out of the competition they have won for the last two years.

Speaking on BT Sport after the final whistle, former Arsenal striker Wright said: “Watford have to take a lot of credit for the way they stuck to their game-plan.”

He continued: “I think [criticism of Arsene Wenger] would be very harsh. He put the strongest team he could put out today. If you’re going to point the finger at anyone, it would be the players and their application in the first half. They could have started the game better.

“I thought they should have won it with the team they had, but credit to Watford.”

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

Arsenal must now dust themselves down as they prepare to travel to Barcelona for the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Wednesday night.

MORE: 10 players Man United could sign in the summer transfer window

MORE: Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?

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
Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych join forces in Prague to launch first Laver Cup
The Sport Review
10 players Man United could sign in the summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: Meet the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife Larissa Pereira
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Chelsea WAGs: Meet David Luiz, Oscar and Willian’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roy Keane tells Man United to make this summer signing: He’s shocked me
The Sport Review
Juan Martin del Potro makes winning return at Delray Beach, but veteran returner Haas falls
The Sport Review
Photo: Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Man United’s 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne