Ian Wright: Why Arsenal’s critics like to heap pressure on Arsene Wenger’s players

The Arsenal legend comes to the defence of Arsene Wenger's players

Ian Wright has urged the Arsenal players not to crack under the title-race pressure ahead of their trip to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Tuesday night despite Alexis Sanchez breaking the deadlock on Merseyside.

Seamus Coleman levelled the Premier League clash before half-time before Wales international Ashley Williams netted an added-time winner.

Arsenal’s 14-game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end following their disappointing 2-1 loss to Everton mid-week.

Arsene Wenger’s side were criticised for their ineffective performance at Goodison Park, despite their impressive start to the season.

Speaking on The Sun Goals podcast ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, Wright came to the defence of the Gunners.

“People are happy to heap the pressure on Arsenal because they see that we crack under that,” he said.

“The games we’re supposed to win, we don’t. The squad need to understand that everyone is looking in to see how we react again.”

Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten season in 2003-04.

The Gunners ended up in second place in the table last season after finishing 10 points behind champions Leicester City.

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