Ian Wright slams Arsenal flop for crucial error against Tottenham

Ian Wright slammed error-prone Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi after he gifted Tottenham a way back into Saturday’s north London derby.

The Gunners looked set to record a first league win on Spurs turf for five years when they led until the 74th minute through Aaron Ramsey’s brilliantly taken opening goal.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side, however, were gifted a way back into the contest with 15 minutes remaining when Harry Kane, standing a yard off-side when Christian Eriksen delivered a teasing free-kick, was needlessly barged over by Mustafi.

The Germany international had been asked to play in an unfamiliar right-back position and had coped manfully until that point but Wright could hardly hide his ire for a player who regularly suffers from rushes of blood to the head.

‘A great game with a great atmosphere,’ Wright said on his YouTube channel.

‘I thought the manager got the shape right. It’s just frustrating. It feels like a loss to me when you look at some of the decisions.

‘Their goal was offside but obviously Mustafi’s fingerprints are all over the crime scene. Pushing him in the back – they get and score the penalty.’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a chance to steal the bragging rights at the death with a penalty of his own, but Hugo Lloris produced a vital save. Wright added:

‘You have to be really positive because we went there and attacked them and should have won the game. The boss deserves a lot of credit.

‘Sokratis was magnificent, Leno was fantastic. Ramsey, someone who is leaving the club, his first-half performance was magnificent.

‘I won’t be too down even though I’ve said it feels like a loss.’