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Wright rules Arsenal out of Premier League title race

Saturday's mauling of West Ham wasn't enough to convince Ian Wright that Arsenal are capable of winning the Premier League title this season.

Wright doesn't believe Arsenal have what it takes to win the title. Credit: PA

Wright watched his former team dismantle their London rivals in stunning fashion at the London Stadium, thanks in no small part to the clinical finishing of Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal's leading goal-scorer bagged a hat-trick and laid on another goal for Mesut Ozil in one of his most complete performances since joining the club in July 2014.

However, speaking to BT Sport over the weekend, Wright believes that Chelsea's incredible run of form will make them incredibly difficult to catch.

Asked whether Arsenal have what it takes to win their first league title in 13 years, he said:

No. I don’t think so especially after how Chelsea played. They seem to have the momentum at the moment.

I haven’t seen anything from Arsenal’s last three or four games to make me think they’re there yet.

– Ian Wright speaking to BT Sport


Ian Wright: 'Stop mouthing off, Newcastle fans!'

Ian Wright has urged Newcastle fans to stop "mouthing off" about Mike Ashley and do something to put him under pressure instead.

Ian Wright has urged Newcastle fans to 'do something' Credit: PA

Fans threatened to boycott yesterday's Premier League match against Spurs in protest at the Magpies owner's regime, but there were only around 5,000 empty seats when the match kicked off.

Speaking on Five Live today, the former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker, said:

If they feel that strongly then do something, they’ve got the opportunity to do it. All they’re going is continue to ‘Oh, Mike Ashley….”. Why should Mike Ashley do anything? He’s not getting put under pressure.

Why should Mike Ashley change anything when he knows that you’re all going to turn up because you love the club so much? Stop mouthing off, Newcastle fans, and do something.

– Ian Wright speaking to Radio Five Live

Wright offers reward for information leading to arrests

Ian Wright has offered a reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of the men who broke into his London home.

Ian Wright robbers 'threatened to cut off wife's fingers'

The burglars who raided Ian Wright's north London home held a knife to his wife Nancy's throat and threatened to cut off her fingers, the former England international has said.

"They threatened to cut her fingers off and even threatened to do the same to the children, who were both upstairs and in their bedrooms," the ITV Sport analyst told The Sun.

He expressed relief that his two children did not witness he ordeal, saying: "Throughout it, Nancy was praying the children wouldn't wake up or come downstairs to see what was going on."

"It would have been devastating for them to see what was happening - we're both so relieved that didn't happen."


Ian Wright's MBE stolen in burglary

ITV football analyst Ian Wright has revealed that his MBE was among a number of his possessions stolen by masker burglars when they raided his London home on Wednesday evening.

Four men barged into Wright's home before holding his wife at knife-point and forcing her to open a safe.

Ian Wright shows off his MBE. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

As well as his MBE, awarded in 2000 for services to football, the robbers took several valuable watches, including one given to him by Arsenal in 1998 when the club won the league and FA Cup double.

Wright was working as a World Cup analyst in Brazil but flew back to the UK as soon as he learned of the incident.

Ian Wright 'hopes others in Brazil won't be targeted'

Ian Wright is "trying to get the message out" to people working at the World Cup in Brazil to make sure they do not become targets for burglaries, his spokeswoman has said.

Wright has flown home from covering the tournament after his north-west London home was raided on Wednesday night, with his wife and children reportedly held at knifepoint.

Ian Wright and fellow pundit Glenn Hoddle watch an England World Cup warm-up game in Miami. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

"Hopefully, with enough media coverage, this won't happen to any other players or people who are over in the World Cup. Ian is trying to get the message out," the spokeswoman said.

Ian Wright 'really upset and angry' after burglary

Ian Wright is "really upset and angry" after his family home was burgled, with his wife and two children reportedly being held at knife point.

Police have said they are investigating a case of aggravated burglary at the ITV football analyst's home in north-west London, with four men suspected of carrying out the raid.

A spokeswoman for Wright, who is flying home from covering the World Cup in Brazil, said his wife Nancy was "really shaken up" but that she and her children were "physically OK".

She added: "Ian is currently on a flight home from Brazil now and he lands at lunchtime. He is going straight home to see his family.

"Ian is just really upset and angry and just wants to come back and be with his family at this time."

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