Ian Wright hints if he was at Arsenal he'd considering leaving

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has questioned the direction of the club.

Arsenal's heavy defeat against Chelsea has brought much inquisition, and manager Arsene Wenger has been reluctant to address it other than saying he accepts the blame for it.

The Gunners are reeling from a 6-0 win, and the future of the manager is under much speculation with his contract for next season currently unsigned.

Former striker Ian Wright was quizzed on BBC 606 as to his thoughts on Wenger, but did not want to state that the manager's time is up, out of respect for the Frenchman.

He did however comment that the club are suffering from years of accepting finishing close-but-not-close enough, as being a success.

The striker pointed out Arsenal's failure to win the Champions League in all the seasons they have qualified for it as a symptom of their problems, and hinted their failure to get near to winning the trophy would make him consider his future at the club if he was still playing.

Wright said: "Arsenal have been in it for many years, but realistically apart from Barcelona (2006), they've not challenged to win it.

"It wouldn't be something I'd be satisfied with. I'd want to be at a team who wants to win it.

"They are not good enough to beat those teams, to win those competitions."

Wright even went onto add he is worried whether Arsenal will be able to win their upcoming FA Cup semi-final:

"The winning mentality is like achieving fourth, let's relax. They need to win things. Wigan (FA Cup semi-final) worries me, not a lot of players in there who are hungry. They are desperate to win, but I didn't see any hunger.

"The comment about fourth place like winning a trophy will be like a millstone round his neck.

"If I was playing now, I'd want to be in it (Champions League) to win it, I'd want to be in it to compete."

Arsenal have been unfortunate to draw Bayern Munich in consecutive seasons in the Champions League knock-out stages, and Barcelona twice prior before that. Each a consequence of finishing second in their groups, despite entering it as first seeds.

Arsenal's top players have, with the exception of Bacary Sagna, all committed to new deals; and appear unlikely to follow Wright's suggestion to move onto other clubs in chance of increased success. The challenge for the club is to begin winning trophies and ensure their stars do not begin to get itchy feet like Wright suggests he would.

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