“It Feels Like A Loss” – Arsenal Legend Reacts To Dramatic Derby Draw

By The Editor
on 2nd March 2019

Ian Wright deflated after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a last-minute penalty…


Ian Wright felt deflated after our 1-1 draw against Spurs and lambasted some of the calls from referee Anthony Taylor which gifted the hosts a point.

Speaking via his personal YouTube channel, Wright was full of praise with how Unai Emery set the team up and the way the players executed the plan.

Playing against a 3-4-3 system, we let Spurs’ three central defenders have the ball and prioritised the defensive overload in our half, minimising the threat coming from the wing-backs and the likes of Son and Eriksen.

We led the encounter through Aaron Ramsey swift, counter-attacking goal and never really felt under any threat from our neighbours due to a sensational defensive performance.

However, Taylor pointed to the spot after Harry Kane and Shkodran Musatfi collided in the box as the ball was swung in from a free-kick.

Replays showed Kane and a number of his teammates were in an offside position when the free-kick was taken which should’ve overruled the decision.

We were handed a lifeline to snatch all three points minutes before the final whistle but Aubameyang’s tame spot-kick was saved by Hugo Lloris.

“It’s just frustrating, it feels like a loss to me,” Wright said.

“Especially when you look at some of the referee’s decisions. Obviously, their penalty was offside, but then Mustafi, again, with his fingerprints all over the crime scene.”

Wright went on to mention the chances missed by Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang’s penalty miss and believes that we should’ve left Wembley with all three points.

A win would’ve taken us to within a point of our arch rivals and really dragged them back into the race for the top four. We now prepare for the visit of Manchester United in yet another season-defining clash.