On the program Match of the Day, which airs on BBC One, Ian Wright said that he does not want to hear anything about the possibility of Arsenal finishing in the top four of the Premier League table this season under the leadership of Mikel Arteta.
When MOTD host Mark Chapman revealed a statistic concerning the Gunners and the UEFA Champions League, the Arsenal icon attempted to interject himself into the conversation.
During Match Day on BBC One on Saturday night (October 1, 2022), Chapman made the observation that every team that ended in the UEFA Champions League positions in a Premier League season had accumulated at least 20 points after the first eight games of the season.
What did Ian Wright say about Arsenal finishing in the top four this season?
This season in the Premier League, Arsenal has played eight games and has collected 21 points for their efforts thus far. The Gunners now hold the top spot in the rankings after a strong performance.
Manchester City, the team that won the Premier League last season, is now in second place with 17 points after playing in seven matches.
In the North London derby that took place on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium, the team led by Mikel Arteta prevailed against Tottenham Hotspur.
Wright, a legendary player for Arsenal, is not getting too excited about his team’s recent success and wants the Gunners to focus on maintaining their current level of play rather than looking too far into the future.
Wright said: “Ah man, I don’t want to hear that, Chappers, man. Let’s do our stuff, let’s try to get on with it.”