Ian Wright names three players that have “turned it around” for Arsenal

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has hailed three stars for the club’s return to form.

The Gunners recorded back-to-back wins for only the second time this season by beating Brighton and Chelsea.

Before then, Mikel Arteta’s side had failed to win their past seven Premier League matches.

However, Arsenal are now only six points behind the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom have previously been hailed as title contenders.

Wright thinks Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli have ‘turned it around’ for the club.

He told Match of the Day: “Exuberance of youth. The Arsenal fans have known about these guys… Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe, Saka – we’ve seen what he’s done.

“First half it wasn’t quite working but the bravery they showed, they continued to try and get into spaces, they continued to try and stretch Brighton.

“Second half it worked a lot better. Smith Rowe, his touch, his energy, the fitness. You’ve got them stretched.

“Saka was fantastic today when you looked at… he’s literally held the club up on his own for a little while with the creativity.

“People are talking about forwards not scoring, they weren’t getting the opportunities to score.

“Lacazette has come on for 29 seconds, look at the accuracy, the preciseness. That’s what can happen when you give the players the opportunities.

“Those three boys, those three youngsters have literally turned it around for the last two games for us.”