Ian Wright: What Arsenal have been missing in title race
Ian Wright admits Arsenal have lacked a winning mentality in the Premier League title race this season
Ian Wright has accused Arsenal of lacking mental strength in the Premier League title race this season.
The Gunners are 11 points behind leaders Leicester City despite winning 4-0 against Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
There are games that they should have won
Arsenal fell off the pace in the title race following a run of two victories in 10 Premier League games, which allowed Leicester to move clear at the top of the table.
Arsene Wenger’s side notched up successive top-flight wins on Saturday after scoring six goals against Everton and Watford without reply.
However, former Arsenal striker Wright believes the north London side haven’t shown enough mental strength over the course of the season.
“Whether or not the players in this dressing room have got that mental strength, I don’t think they’ve shown that this season,” Wright told ESPN.
“There are games that they should have won. And as we’ve seen with Leicester, 1-0 is good enough. And there are games where if they could have done that on a few occasions, they’d be a lot closer.”
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004 when French legends Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira inspired the Gunners to top-flight glory.
Wenger’s squad crashed out of the Champions League and the FA Cup last month after defeats by Barcelona and Watford respectively.