Ian Wright weighs in on Alan Shearer's argument with Arsenal Fan TV 4 years ago

Ian Wright weighs in on Alan Shearer's argument with Arsenal Fan TV

Football clubs are like families.

Only you are allowed to slag them off. If someone else does it, they've crossed a line. Or at least that is the mentality with which a lot of football fans approach punditry and criticism in sport.

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There was a feeling of resentment from fans online towards BBC's Match of the Day pundits, particularly Alan Shearer, when he criticised the team's defending in their 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United. And Shearer didn't hold back when Arsenal Fan TV's Mr DT told him he needed to go to Specsavers.

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Ian Wright today jumped to his colleagues's defence, insisting that criticism of Arsenal's defending is entirely justified, regardless of how much possession they might have enjoyed.

He makes a good point. Wright's former club let themselves down by allowing United preventable chances which ultimately won them the game and undid all of Arsenal's good work with the ball.

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Maybe, it's possible that Arsenal deserved more goals, but defended badly, United took their few chances well and defended well. I don't know, just a thought.