Laura Woods hits back at claims Arsenal have been 'lucky' this season with 'fetish' jibe to colleague
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Laura Woods has reacted to claims made by fellow talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham that Arsenal have been 'lucky' in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners moved five points clear at the top of the table after beating Everton 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
After a brief dip in results, where they went three games without a win, Arteta's side have now won each of their last three matches to get back on track.
But speaking after the game, Durham claimed: "Well, Arsenal are good, no question about that.
"But the definition of lucky is something that goes in your favour that you don't control. It's a wonderful thing, we all love a bit of luck now and then. Arsenal are having a huge amount of it just lately."
In addition, Durham cited other examples of Leicester's James Maddison missing Arsenal's 1-0 win over the Foxes on Saturday, the absence of Tottenham star Rodrigo Bentancur during last month's north London derby, and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin being unavailable during Wednesday's 4-0 win, amongst others.
His comments have received a mixed reaction - and the VAR controversy that saw an Arsenal goal wrongly ruled out during their 1-1 draw against Brentford last month was put forward as one counter-argument.
And Woods was one of many to reply to Durham's claim on social media.
Woods hits back at Durham over Arsenal verdict
Taking to Twitter, Woods responded to the comments made - and could not resist taking a dig at the talkSPORT Kick-Off presenter.
She wrote: "Let's be honest... you can make a case like this for or against any team in any league in the history of football if you really have a lot of time on your hands and a secret Arsenal fetish."
Let’s be honest…you can make a case like this for or against any team in any league in the history of football if you really have a lot of time on your hands and a secret Arsenal fetish 👀 https://t.co/mTvrTuNJxf— Laura Woods (@laura_woodsy) March 1, 2023
Durham supports League One side Peterborough United - although Arsenal legend Ray Parlour once claimed that he does, in fact, have a soft spot for the Gunners.
Speaking on a 2019 episode of the talkSPORT Breakfast Show, Parlour claimed: "You know what, he phones me every week saying, 'Can you get me tickets for the Arsenal game?' He loves Arsenal really.
"His wife's a big Arsenal fan, you know. He always phones saying, 'Can you get me tickets? Don't tell no-one though.' He wants to go every week!"