Arsenal hero Ian Wright warns Mikel Arteta ahead of Man Utd clash – 'More than just Vardy'

Ian Wright has warned Arsenal they could end being exposed in their upcoming Premier League clash with Manchester United. The Gunners will lock horns with their top-four rivals at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta’s troops will enter their clash with the Red Devils on the back of a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, which was inflicted on them by former target Jamie Vardy.

Vardy, who ex-Gunners boss Arsene Wenger tried to sign in the summer of 2015, condemned Arsenal to their first home defeat with a classic breakaway goal.

The manner in which Arsenal conceded on the counterattack has worried Wright, who can foresee the same scenario playing out in their trip to the Theatre of Dreams

“You look at Manchester United as well who are another team that will want to play on the break,” Arsenal’s former record goalscorer told Premier League Productions.

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Arsenal will need their talismanic striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be on song if they’re going to have any chance of leaving northwest with all three points.

However, worryingly for the Emirates faithful, the Gabon international was anonymous for the majority of last weekend’s defeat to the Foxes.

Aubameyang’s dip in form hasn’t given Gunners boss Mikel Arteta any cause for concern, with the Spaniard saying: “The expectation for him is that he has to score a goal every game.

“So this comes with the nature of the big player that he is. He needs to handle that and we are here to support him when difficult times are around him.”

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He added: “He needs to get in more goalscoring opportunities, he needs to get the ball more in the box to do what he needs to do,” said Arteta.

“It’s a different game obviously to play against some of the big teams we have played this season, we have already played five games out of seven against top opposition.

“I asked him before the game [on Thursday], to come on and win the game for us. He did it, I am happy.”


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