February 20th, 2013
05:47 PM ET

CNN Football Club: Ian Wright answers your questions!

What would you ask former Arsenal striker Ian Wright? (Getty Images).
What would you ask former Arsenal striker Ian Wright? (Getty Images).

Ian Wright joined Arsenal in 1991 and went on to become a club legend, scoring 185 goals in 288 games and helping the London team to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 1998.

The former England striker was already at Highbury when Arsene Wenger arrived in 1996 and led the club through an era of domestic success and scintillating football.

Now, with Wenger's Arsenal in apparent crisis following the 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich, CNN Football Club asked one of the club's greatest ever players your questions.CNN’s half-hour weekly global debate show also reviewed Bayern’s destruction of Arsenal in the company of Wright in addition to discussing the week's other Champions League ties.

It was also an opportunity for you to put your questions to Wright. What impact did Wenger have when he arrived at Arsenal 17 years ago? And has the time arrived for the Frenchman to stand aside?

But that isn’t the only way for you to get involved.

You can also vote in our poll, which this week asked the question whether it is time for Arsenal to sack Wenger?

Vote in the poll to the right and don’t forget to tune in to the CNN Football Club on CNN International at 1700 GMT on Thursdays during Champions League match weeks.

You can also have your say by following our @CNNFC Twitter account or visit the show’s Facebook page.

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. MJ

    Questions for Ian-

    With a plethora of talent in all positions, why do you think England consistently struggle in international tournaments? Also: do you have any early predictions for next year’s World Cup?

    February 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  2. chaz

    We have taken long to see the manager of limping Arsenal being sacked,what criteria do they take to sack deteriorating managers

    February 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  3. Amaechi Calistus

    I don't think it is time to sack Wenger. But should be pressured to change his mentality and attitude towards the title challenge.
    He need to understand that his ideology is fading away

    February 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  4. Olaye,Osaretin

    How come Ian hasn't taken any coaching position at arsenal? And secondly don't you think wenger has lost his tactics of coaching compared to when he arrived highbury years ago?

    February 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  5. Gold Obielum

    Did you experience a lot of racism during your career and if so, how did you manage to play through it?

    February 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  6. Yahaya

    How does it feel to have your children take after you, and does it hurt you to see them not reaching the heights you reached during your playing days?

    February 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Reply
  7. Imran Fariz

    If Arsene Wenger was to leave this summer whom do you reckon is the best candidate to take over at the helm?

    February 21, 2013 at 2:17 am | Reply
  8. Nigel King

    Gazidis needs to acknowledge the current strategy needs to change. Arsene can then choose for himself whether he wants to be the man to execute that strategy, or resign with dignity. He does not deserve to be sacked.

    February 21, 2013 at 7:06 am | Reply
  9. saikirthi

    Who do you think will be the right replacement for Wenger, given the club's attitude towards Salary caps. Wasn't it the Management, and not Wenger who was responsible for Gael Clichy and RVP's exit? Will any other Manager be able to even do as well as Wenger given these restrictions?

    February 21, 2013 at 7:59 am | Reply
  10. Felix

    Actually Piers Morgan said it all, you can not build up a winning team when you sells your top players take Barca for example, when was the last time Barca sold any of their second level players not to talk about the first eleven.

    For past two years Arsenal has turn to a selling club. You can not sell your best prayers and be expecting to win something gone are those days.

    February 21, 2013 at 9:04 am | Reply
  11. Mani

    Question for Ian Wright. What is Walcott's best position – a centre-forward or out wide?

    February 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  12. aman

    how come german clubs run on profit for a ticket price which are a steal compared to emirates developing youth and no takeovers by shady tycoons at the same time

    February 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  13. Raphael

    Wenger should be sack

    February 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  14. cidouglas

    Reblogged this on cidouglas's Blog.

    February 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Reply
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    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that
    over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

    March 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  16. Dr.Cajetan Coelho

    What a confident footballer and a leader on the field. Ian used to be superb for club and country. Yet to see some one of his stature for club and country.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Reply

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