Ian Wright: Chelsea fans showed a lot of class

Stamford Bridge Inside

Former Arsenal player says he copped a lot of flak at Stamford Bridge, but all in good nature.

Watching Chelsea's 6-0 demolition of Arsenal won't have been easy for any Gooner, especially any who went to Stamford Bridge.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright did just that in a media role, and admitted at times it was a galling experience.

As a public figure, Arsenal's second all-time record goalscorer, Wright told BBC 5 Live a day later that he was 'slaughtered' by the home support, but praised Chelsea's fan base for not crossing the line.

He said: "They were slaughtering me as I walked off at half time, asking me the score. I gave them the two fingers on two hands.

"They showed a lot of class. They really could have slaughtered me properly. If the shoe was on the other foot I would have done the same."

The problem for Arsenal supporters is the losses to Chelsea have built up over the past decade, and rarely have they been able to celebrate ahead of their rivals.

An exception came a couple of years ago when Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie inspired the Gunners to a 5-3 win at Stamford Bridge.

Apart from that Chelsea have regularly seen off the Gunners, and with their regular trophy success - fans have been able to lord their superiority over thier rivals - after this weekend it does not appear to be changing any time in the immediate future.

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