Arsenal overcame their old rivals in stoppage time for the second season in a row, with Declan Rice becoming the hero this time as he chested down a lofted ball following a corner, before his effort wiggled into the back of the net following a deflection.
However, Manchester United felt that Mikel Arteta’s side should not have got a corner in the first place, with Wright agreeing that it was contentious (03/09/23 at 6:35 pm).
The corner was caused by a shot by Martin Odegaard that was deemed to have deflected off Christian Eriksen.
After Alejandro Garnacho’s goal was ruled out for offside, the home team continued to knock on the door with corner after corner.
Finally, they blew the house down and secured a crucial three points in their bid to win the Premier League this season.
“We had a little luck with that offside because it was very, very close,” Wright explained. “Then Declan came up with the goal right at the death with that corner, which is a dubious corner, from what I’m hearing.”
Rice is having a big moment.
Rice was the defensive brain of West Ham United, therefore he would play far deeper than he does now at the Emirates.
But he has been allowed greater license to move forward, and the goals have begun.
That was one major criticism leveled at the England international, but he has started his career brilliantly with that goal, and he will be looking for more.