Ian Wright has revealed some of the behind-the-scenes goings on at Arsenal and claimed that many players don’t take training seriously (via BBC).
Arsenal’s demise was no more evident than on Sunday afternoon as the Gunners put in a dull and lifeless display against the best side in the league, Manchester City.
The Carabao Cup final defeat has only amplified calls for Arsene Wenger to leave the club.
Now, an Arsenal legend is weighing in on the debate and given an insight into the goings on at the club.
“There’s no accountability for the players,” Ian Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live. “There’s no consequence for their poor performances.”
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“You’re hearing of even young players coming into the squad and turning up late for training, people having to go to their houses. People not going to training or calling in sick.
“[For Wenger] it’s all about placating. You can’t do that with certain people because they take that kindness for weakness and that is what has happened to him.”
The most successful clubs harshly punish players for showing up late to training. That lack of respect for the work is one of the main reasons why the Gunners players aren’t performing right now. The blame for this must be equally split between the managers and the senior players in the squad who clearly aren’t taking their responsibilities seriously.