Ian Wright says only one Arsenal player deserves praise after Chelsea defeat

Ian Wright has praised Albert Sambi Lokonga’s performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea but says he was ‘frightened’ by the lack of cohesion from Mikel Arteta’s side.

First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James secured a comfortable victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side, while Arsenal fans booed their players off the pitch at the full-time whistle.

Arsenal’s defenders struggled to get to grips with Lukaku throughout the game, while in attack, Chelsea’s defence was rarely troubled.

Arsenal have now lost both of their games so far in the new Premier League campaign following the defeat to Brentford last week.

And Wright admits he was struggling to work out Arteta’s game plan for both matches.

When asked if he felt Arsenal looked like they had a strategy to face Chelsea, Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day: ‘No, they didn’t especially coming off of the Brentford game which was really quite disappointing.

‘Brentford… we know what they are coming from, we know what they are going to be like, it looked like we weren’t prepared for them.

‘When you looked at the way that Chelsea played us today and the way Lukaku played, either they are not prepared, they are not listening, or they can’t perform what he [Arteta] wants them to do.

‘What I saw today, apart from Lokonga, I thought he was very good today, [Nicolas] Pepe did a bit in places, I thought we looked really bereft of anything that we were doing.

‘I don’t know what the tactics were. Because when you look how easily they were able to breach. For me it was quite frightening.’

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