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EPL: I’ve never seen this before – Ian Wright shocked by Arsenal star’s behaviour

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has been left confused by two pieces of decision-making from the Gunners in their damaging 3-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday.

The defeat all but ended Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge after the Seagulls scored three in the second half to brighten their own chances of qualifying for Europe next season,

Brighton’s first goal came through the head of Julio Enciso after Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior went down in the box and left the Paraguayan unmarked at point-blank range from goal.

Replays showed the Polish defender stepped on his own foot but if he had simply stood still then Enciso would not have had a free header.

He sprinted after the ball after the restart of play seconds after to prove he was not injured and Wright is not sure he’s ever seen a similar situation before.

“I was thinking, ‘oh my gosh there’s something drastically wrong with him because he’s stopped, he’s gone down, so obviously he will not be able to play on,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“I’ve never seen this before, with all due respect to him. Because if you’re bad you go off, but if you know you’re going to be able to play on…Yes he’s stepped on his foot there, his boot’s come off, I get that, but now you go, you mark and deal with it.

“To see him go down like that was really, really surprising, I thought he had a really bad injury.”

Manchester City had earlier beaten Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park to open a four-point lead over the Gunners in the title race.

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