Ian Wright didn't recognise a former Arsenal teammate in the crowd who has 'changed a bit'
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Ian Wright was stunned after seeing a former Arsenal teammate in the crowd for the Gunners' 3-0 victory over Oxford United in the FA Cup.
Wright was part of ITV Sports' coverage on Monday evening as Mikel Arteta's side booked a showdown with Manchester City in the fourth round.
Mohamed Elneny's first goal since May 2021 and a brace from Eddie Nketiah were enough to beat Oxford, who are 15th in League One.
Several Arsenal legends were in the Kassam Stadium crowd watching the game, including Martin Keown and David Platt.
Wright, who played with Platt for three years between 1995 and 1998, was completely dumbfounded after cameras panned to the ex-England international in the crowd.
Platt was in the stands sporting a flat cap. After cameras caught Platt, Wright remarked: "Wow. He's changed a bit!"
Arsenal made changes with a north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on the horizon, failing to find their groove in the first half.
They went ahead through Elneny's header just past the hour mark. Nketiah then produced two smart finishes to make it five goals in his last six games.
The 23-year-old is Arsenal's only senior striker, with Gabriel Jesus currently out with a knee injury he picked up with Brazil at the World Cup.
Arsenal were linked with a move for Joao Felix, but the Atletico Madrid forward is now set to join Chelsea on a season-long loan.
During his post-match press conference, Arteta praised Nketiah's performance plus aspects of his game he's improving on.
He said: "He showed great composure. He is a great finisher and the timing of his runs as well.
"The decision making to wait to the last moment shows his quality. It's not only that - his understanding, his work rate I think is getting better and better. And I'm really happy with him."
Arsenal are still interested in Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk. Shakhtar reportedly want €100 million for the 22-year-old, who is keen on a move to the Premier League.
Chelsea have again rivalled Arsenal for his signature, although the player's preference is a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Mudryk is currently heading to Turkey with his Shakhtar teammates for a mid-season training camp.
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Topics: Arsenal, Ian Wright, FA Cup