Ian Wright on why Arsenal draw with Liverpool is encouraging

Ian Wright

The two sides played out a 3-3 draw at Anfield on Wednesday.

Speaking on BT Sport, Ian Wright says Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Wednesday evening is encouraging for the rest of the season.

The two sides put in a scintillating display at Anfield, with them putting on a show of attacking football that saw the goals flow freely at both ends.

In an end-to-end game, the home side took the lead before being pegged back by Arsene Wenger’s side, eventually needing a late goal from Joe Allen to secure a point.

It was disappointing for the Gunners to drop two points so late in the game, but Wright was not in that mood, instead saying the display was encouraging for the rest of the season.

“I’m delighted with Arsenal,” he told BT Sport.

“To go behind at Liverpool, getting pressed like they were and not give up and stay in the game, get back in the game and be winning the game, it’s the kind of performance that is encouraging for the rest of the season.”

While Wright was encouraged by what he saw from his old side, Wenger will surely be worried about his side’s defending in the game.

They have hardly been fragile this season, with 21 goals conceded in 21 games now, the joint fourth best record in the league alongside title rivals Manchester City.

Conceding three goals away from home is not a good thing for a title challenging side though, with several poor decisions having cost them all three points, and Wenger will be hoping for significant improvement from his defenders in future.

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