Gunners legend Ian Wright criticises Arsenal players after 2-1 Fulham loss

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Ian Wright has lambasted Arsenal's tactical approach in the wake of their 2-1 away defeat to Fulham.

Arsenal were beaten by a score of 2-1 by Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon - and Gunners legend Ian Wright was not happy. He aimed criticism at Arsenal's players and Mikel Arteta's tactical approach in an eye-opening post-match interview.

Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice and Gabriel were all singled out for criticism. In particular, Wright blamed Gabriel for Fulham's second goal of the outing, saying that the Brazilian 'should have been more dominant in the situation'.

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In the game against the Cottagers, Arsenal took the lead early on after Saka bundled the ball into the back of the net - however, a response from Raul Jimenez and a follow-up from Bobby De Cordova-Reid was all it took to condemn the Gunners to their second straight defeat.

What did Ian Wright say following Arsenal's defeat to Fulham?

Speaking to Premier League Predictions, Wright said: "Gabriel Magalhaes is such a big guy, Bobby De Cordova-Reid is a smaller guy, I thought he should have been more dominant in the situation. It goes over his head but that one when he does the leg, he’s got to be moving to attack the ball instead of waiting. You’re a defender. You’ve got to be on the move and be ready to react. Those margins, getting that wrong, it has cost them. "Bukayo Saka has got to hold the ball up. These are the things they have to work on, because people will go tight on Saka, they will go tight on Gabriel Martinelli and they will go tight on Martin Odegaard. Then they’ll restrict the passing from the defence into Odegaard so he can’t turn and then pass to Saka.

"What’s happened is that people know that, if you stop Odegaard, you’re probably going to stop the service to those guys [forward players]. If you stop Declan Rice and get in his face, he is going to pass sideways. That is what people have worked out. So what is our Plan B?"

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