It’s hard not to like Ian Wright.
The former Arsenal striker wears his heart on his sleeve, isn’t afraid to express his emotions, and hasn’t lost his infectious enthusiasm for football.
So many pundits come across as dour and even a little bitter - *cough* Chris Sutton *cough* - but Wrighty doesn’t come close to falling into that particular category.
The 52-year-old will be delighted that his beloved Gunners are on a decent run of form.
Arsene Wenger’s men remain joint-top of the Premier League table, alongside Manchester City and Liverpool, following their emphatic 4-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
Ian Wright: Aguero can win Arsenal the title
However, Wright believes that Arsenal might need to require one more world class player - and one in particular - to help the club end their long wait for the league title.
The player in question, while perhaps slightly more obtainable than the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is still very unlikely to join the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.
“What I’d like to happen is for Pep [Guardiola] to continue messing around with [Sergio] Aguero, then Arsenal buy him and then we just win the league off the back of that,” Wright, talking on BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show, commented. “Simple as that. That’s what needs to happen.”
Wright may have had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he was making the comment, but you suspect there was still an element of optimism in his statement.
Maybe, just maybe, it might come true one day.
Aguero seems pretty content at City
There were rumours that Aguero and Guardiola had fallen out after the Argentine striker was left on the subs’ bench for City’s Champions League match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou earlier this month.
Guardiola insisted that Aguero had reacted well to being named amongst the substitutes and the forward has played the full 90 minutes in both of City’s league matches since.
Rumours of a dispute between the two men, it seems, were wide of the mark.
Wright, therefore, should probably forget about the prospect of Aguero ending up playing alongside Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in north London.
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