Ian Wright, a former striker for Arsenal, jokingly suggested that Jonny Evans, 34, take an early retirement.
This comes after the defender let a rampaging Gabriel Jesus get away from him during his team’s 4-2 loss at the Emirates.
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The £45 million transfer of Jesus from Manchester City to Arsenal this summer pleased and delighted fans, many of whom hoped he would be the star striker to propel the Gunners back to success.
In Arsenal’s 4-2 victory over the Foxes, the 25-year-old scored twice and provided two assists. Following the game, manager Mikel Arteta claimed that Jesus was disappointed not to have scored more goals.
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Wright was one among those praising Jesus, and he even implied that Leicester’s seasoned center-back Jonny Evans would be having nightmares over the match.
Speaking on his podcast ,he said:
I’m not being disrespectful to Jonny Evans, but the fact is it was the kind of game where you start thinking, maybe I need to start considering retirement. I remember playing against people like Phil Babb and Rio Ferdinand, and I couldn’t get time or space against them and afterward I started thinking, my time is short.
The goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is able to go long and then the way he [Jesus] can flick it on and get the flick on before the defender [Evans] has got to it, and then go and get the shot away. Evans will be thinking, wow, I’m losing my powers. After a game like that you’re in the dressing room and thinking back to a time where that doesn’t happen.