Ian Wright says one Arsenal player was an 'absolute joke' against Manchester City
Arsenal legend Ian Wright was scathing as the Gunners fell to a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.
The Gunners were always going to have a tough time against the Premier League champions on their own patch.
However, fans would’ve surely appreciated a brave, passionate and organised display, but Arsenal couldn’t even manage that.
The Gunners were simply woeful, Pep Guardiola’s charges making light work of them in Manchester.
Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for the hosts after just seven minutes and Ferran Torres doubled their lead on 12 minutes.
Arsenal then went down to ten men after Granit Xhaka got a red card for a reckless two-footed tackle on Joao Cancelo.
And Gabriel Jesus added a third just before half time to end the match as a contest.
From then on it was a case of damage control for Arsenal, but they failed at that too.
Rodri netted City’s fourth in the 53rd minute and Torres got his second of the match with six minutes left.
Not many Arsenal players emerged from the game with credit, it has to be said.
And Cedric had a torrid afternoon, botching a simple clearance to gift Torres the game’s second goal.
He also earned himself a cheap yellow card in the first half which meant he was walking a tightrope all game.
“Cedric … is meant to be an experienced player – he has been an absolute joke in this game,” Wright said on Optus Sport.
“What is that clearance?
“Him, Kolasinac, and then Xhaka being sent off – our experienced players have really let us down.”