Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed the Gunners over their performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the fifth group game of the Champions League. The north London club needed a win to go top of the group but had to settle for a 2-2 draw, allowing the Parisian club to go top on away goals.
Wright is frustrated by how the Gunners passed up another opportunity to finish top of the table going into the final matchday, where the Gunners travel to Basel, while PSG host Ludogorets. The French club need to match Arsenal's result in Switzerland to go top and thereby make it easier for them to progress further in the knockout stages with a favourable draw in the round of 16.
Edinson Cavani put PSG ahead in the first half through a brilliant pass by Blaise Matuidi. The Gunners equalised just before the end of the half through Olivier Giroud, who slotted home a penalty after Alexis Sanchez was deemed to have fouled inside the box.
The north London club went ahead through an own goal by Marco Verratti but were pegged back once again as a Lucas Moura's header deflected off Alex Iwobi into the net. Wright insists that the Gunners keep doing the same thing over and over again, where they give themselves hope to top the group but find themselves wanting for more in the crunch period.
"Arsenal started poorly and they played poorly. For me, PSG deserved to win the game, especially when you see the goals that Arsenal did score. It was a very fortunate penalty and an own-goal. Arsenal were very fortunate not to lose that game," Wright said, as quoted by the Mirror. "It's the same old, isn't it? It's what Arsenal do. They get into a position where they can win a group but for some reason they throw it away."