Ian Wright makes Arsenal admission after 3-0 loss at Leicester

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Ian Wright admitted Arsenal don’t deserve to finish in the top four after Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Leicester City.

Arsenal were looking to bounce back from successive Premier League losses to Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers to bolster their top-four hopes.

The Gunners were handed a boost on Saturday when Tottenham suffered a surprise 1-0 loss to West Ham United at their new stadium.

However, Arsenal suffered a blow in the 28th minute when he earned his second yellow card for a poorly timed challenge on James Maddison despite minimal contact.

The Gunners managed to keep the game scoreless until the 59th minute when Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans finished past Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Emery’s side pushed forward in search of an equaliser but Arsenal were left exposed at the back.

Jamie Vardy scored Leicester’s second goal with a deft finish over Leno after the England international beat Laurent Koscielny for pace.

The veteran striker doubled his tally to seal three points and leave Arsenal in a precarious position in the race to finish in the top four in added time.

Speaking to his YouTube channel about Arsenal’s 3-0 loss at Leicester, Wright admitted the Gunners don’t deserve to finish in the top four:

“When you looked at it at the start of the season, I felt if we got sixth, I’d be very pleased in his first season. He has a monumental job to do in terms of turning his players into an outfit that’s going to compete.

“When you consider how inconsistent this season has been, how good and how poor we’ve been in patches, we get to the end of the season [in the top-four race] through the fault of others. We find ourselves in a position to finish in fourth place.

“It’s just after the game so sometimes it’s not good to speak straight after a game. It’s very disappointing. It’s disappointing the performances in the last three games.

He added: “At the end of the day, it’s disappointing. Some blame has to be attached to the boss because he picks the team. To come so close when we didn’t deserve it is probably why we won’t make it because we don’t deserve the top four.”

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