Gary Lineker couldn’t help but aim a dig at Arsenal and Ian Wright on Match of the Day, which was broadcast on BBC One.
Arsenal faced off against Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with both teams sitting in the bottom two heading into that encounter, without any points and only goal scored between them.
As Match of the Day host, Lineker, was going to introduce the action from the Emirates, which saw the Gunners claim a 1-0 win, he couldn’t help but ask Wright whether you can have a ‘relegation six-pointer when neither team has any points at all?’
Wright, whilst trying not to laugh, fired back at the host and asked ‘why are you digging me out?’.
This is how the conversation between the duo unfolded in the MOTD studios.
“Here’s a question for you, Ian,” said Lineker. “Can you have a relegation six-pointer when neither team has any points at all?”
Wright responded: “Are you coming for, man? What are you doing? Having a dig at me like that for? What are you doing that for? We are live on telly? Why are you digging me out?”
Lineker responded by saying: “I am only playing.”
Arsenal fans may not like being bantered in such a manner, but only the players on the pitch, and the man in the dugout, can turn that around.
When a club of their size is sitting bottom of the Premier League table after three games, with no wins, nine goals conceded and no goals scored then there is going to be serious heat.
And whilst the North London club managed to put things right over the weekend, they are still way off where they want to be.
The minimum for Arteta this season was finishing in the European places, and at this moment in time, they are showing signs that a top ten finish will be a struggle.