Arsenal legend slams Emery’s team selection against Everton

Ian Wright believes Arsenal boss Unai Emery got his team selection wrong against Everton.

The fourth-placed Gunners were beaten 1-0 at Goodison Park, where a win would have taken them up to third in the Premier League and been a huge boost in the battle for a top-four finish.

Arsenal improved after bringing on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey, but former Gunners striker Wright felt both of them should have started the game.

“I was a little bit disappointed with Arsenal’s selection,” Wright said on Match of the Day 2.

“They’re in fourth position, no-one would have thought at the start of the season that it would have happened like it has.

“So it was an opportunity to start Aubameyang, start Lacazette, get Ozil on the pitch, start with Ramsey – get your best players on the pitch and really have a go at Everton.

“I thought we missed a trick in that respect. In the end, Everton had the impetus…I think it was fortunate that they didn’t get another goal.”

Phil Jagielka’s winner continued Arsenal’s dreadful away form. Championship strugglers Ipswich are the only other English side not to have kept a league clean sheet away from home this season.