Arsenal on Monday paid glowing tribute to their club Legend Ian Wright who signed for the Gunners today (September 22) in history 28 years ago, Completesports.com reports.
Wright, 55, played for the Gunners from 1991 until 1998 scoring 185 goals in 288 appearances.
He joined Arsenal from Crystal Palace for then Gunners’ record £2.5million transfer fee. And he didn’t waste time playing himself into the record books. That same season (1991/92), he emerged as the English top flight’s highest goal scorer with 29 goals. He had netted five for Palace before joining Arsenal for whom he scored the other 24.
Wright went on to help Arsenal win domestic double in 1997/98 season – the Premier League and FA Cup titles. He also won the Football League Cup in 1993 and European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994, among other titles with the London side.
He scored nine goals in 33 appearances for England.
“September 23, 1991: @IanWright0 became a Gunner…,” Arsenal tweeted on their official Twitter handle on Monday.
“185 goals and five major honours followed”
“What a player, What a man”.
Wright is currently a studio pundit with BBC Sport and ITV Sport.
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