‘Needs his chance now’: Wright urges Arteta to start this fringe Arsenal player
Former Gunner Ian Wright has called on Mikel Arteta to hand a chance to one of the fringe players with the team currently struggling to record any wins in the Premier League.
Arsenal are yet to recover from their woeful start to the season, as they remain 10 points behind Chelsea, who are the side currently sitting in fourth place in the Premier League table.
After the arrival of Mikel Arteta, there was an initial improvement in the level of performances but the results have not been significantly better with the Gunners drawing their last four league games in a row.
As a result, Ian Wright is calling for changes to be made to the team and Joe Willock is one man he wants to see in the starting eleven.
According to the BBC pundit, Willock should be handed the chance he deserves from now on by Arteta with some of the senior players not performing well.
“I think Joe Willock, he came on again the other day, he needs more game now,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He needs to be pushing people who are not performing.
“He needs his chance now, Joe Willock. Just like he is looking at someone like Gabriel Martinelli now. He is someone who has shown, ‘I should be playing in this team’ and now he’s starting.
“I think Willock needs that opportunity now because where else is it coming from? There have been people who have been bought for a lot of money, who are not performing, at the minute offensively and we do need people to step up now. And I think Willock is somebody who’s ready to do that.”