Ian Wright: Wenger should worry about Mertesacker type error, not post-game interviews

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Arsenal legend unimpressed with Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger copped plenty of criticism for an abrupt post-game interview after Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Hull City.

The Frenchman gave spiky responses when quizzed regarding a lack of signings in key positions, and being 11 points behind rivals Chelsea after only seven games.

Former Arsenal star Ian Wright, believes BBC reporter Jacqui Oatley was right to ask the manager the pressing questions.

He told BBC 5 Live's 606 that cutting out errors like the second goal conceded, scored by Abel Hernandez, should be his focus as he seeks to make amends.

"She had every right to ask those questions. The way Mertesacker beaten for the second, those are the sort of things we need to worry about, not having a go at reporters."

Mertesacker found himself well beaten by Hernandez for the goal, but it was far from only the German's fault.

Hernandez had a run at the cross, giving him extra leap over the stationary centre-back, and the real way to prevent the goal would have been to stop the delivery in the first place.

Conceding goals at key times has been very costly to Arsenal in recent weeks. A lack of concentration after Mathieu Debuchy's injury saw them let a lead slip against Manchester City, while even against Hull, they should have held onto their first half lead for longer than four minutes.

Other examples include goals conceded in away games to Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea, moments before half-time, which turned the games.

The Gunners have struggled with injuries in recent weeks, and getting Laurent Koscielny back to play alongside Mertesacker will be every bit as huge as Aaron Ramsey coming back in midfield. 

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