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Chelsea star Ian Wright would have 'loved' Arsenal to sign revealed, you can understand why

Chelsea star Ian Wright would have 'loved' Arsenal to sign revealed, you can understand why

The former Gunners striker admits he would have had former Man City prospect Cole Palmer at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal are very much in contention for the Premier League title - but Ian Wright has pinpointed the Chelsea star he would have loved to see in a Gunners shirt.

Mikel Arteta's side narrowed the gap at the summit of the top flight to just two points as they romped to a 4-1 triumph over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium last night.

Sven Botman's own-goal gave the Gunners the advantage inside 20 minutes, which was doubled by Kai Havertz before the break.

After half-time, Bukayo Saka and Jakub Kiwior put the result beyond doubt, before Joe Willock's header late on proved to be nothing more than consolation for the Magpies.

Arsenal were in top spot for much of last season, only to experience a poor run of form in the closing stages and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City hitting top gear as the Etihad Stadium club overhauled them and claimed the title once again as part of a historic Treble.

The Gunners now sit third and two points behind leaders Liverpool, who take on Chelsea today at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final.

And ahead of that encounter in the capital, Gunners legend Wright has named the Chelsea star who made the move to Stamford Bridge in the summer from City, but who he wishes was now at the Emirates Stadium.

Cole Palmer joined Chelsea from Manchester City last summer. (

Cole Palmer joined Chelsea in a deal worth £42.5m over the summer from City, having come through the youth team ranks at Guardiola's side.

Palmer has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise poor season for Mauricio Pochettino's side, being the club's top scorer with 12 goals.

And Wright admits he would have 'loved' to see Palmer at the Gunners and offers much more than what former City star Riyad Mahrez did, who himself departed the Treble winners last summer too.

Speaking on his own Wrighty's House podcast, Wright said: "I don't want to say who I'd have had him in for, but I'd have loved to have had Cole Palmer.

"I heard someone saying something that he's like [Riyad] Mahrez, but he's not that player, he has so much more."

It makes you think what could have been.

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Topics: Cole Palmer, Arsenal, Ian Wright, Manchester City, Chelsea