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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

"He ripped us to shreds" - Ian Wright comments on Arsenal's failure to sign former Chelsea forward

  Arsenal were among the clubs who tried to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea last summer but fell short as AS Roma beat them to the pla...

 

Arsenal were among the clubs who tried to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea last summer but fell short as AS Roma beat them to the player's signature. After watching the striker light up Serie A following his move to the Italian capital, Gunners legend Ian Wright has expressed regret over his former side's big miss.

Tammy Abraham has raised his game to an incredible level since reuniting with former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho in Rome. The Englishman has scored four goals in his last four Serie A outings and Ian Wright couldn't help but shower praise on him for his brilliant goalscoring exploits.

"T ammy Abraham. The king of Rome," the former Gunners forward said on his own podcast .

"The way Tammy has gone over there, he's lit it up. I couldn't see Mourinho taking Tammy there and it working like it's worked. This is where Mourinho baffles me, where he's said 'I've all people, I'm going to take Tammy, I'm going to take him to Roma and put him in this team.

"I remember his first game. He was magnificent from the off. Everything that's going on around him, it just feels like he's that guy."


The Gunners have recorded significant improvement in recent months, with the squad now demonstrating a deeper understanding of Mikel Arteta's system. Ian Wright believes Tammy Abraham would've been a heavenly fit in the current setup. He said:

"W e tried to get him Arsenal and when you look at how Arsenal play now, how Tammy is playing, you say to yourself, 'Mikel, 

 "W hen it was happening you think, 'Yeah, I could see it happening,' because he ripped us to shreds (when he played for Chelsea)," the Gunners legend added.

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