Reports have emerged claiming that Ian Wright believes that Arsenal’s potential exit from the Champions League could prove to be a blessing in disguise for the Gunners Premier League hopes.
Following two defeats in their first two Champions League games, Arsenal are in real danger of being eliminated from the group stages of Europe’a premier club competition.
While such an event would be considered a disaster for Arsenal, club legend Wright feels that the exit from the Champions League could come with a silver lining for his former side as they chase a first Premier League title since 2004.
“We all saw with Liverpool a couple of seasons ago how not being in Europe at all can really boost your chances,” he told The Sun.
“Playing a day later than most of your rivals means you’re playing catch-up all the time — and then there is all the travel and demands of the European games themselves.
“If winning the Premier League comes at the expense of no European football at all, I’ll take it every day of the week.”