Ian Wright has told Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta he should be wary of Tottenham attacker Richarlison in the North London Derby this weekend. The Brazil international has endured a difficult start to the season with the mantle of scoring goals placed on his shoulders following the departure of Harry Kane.
Ange Postecoglou chose to use Richarlison at the tip of his attack for three league games until a slight knock saw Son Heung-min utilised centrally where he scored a hat-trick against Burnley. Richarlison did score in the Carabao Cup against Fulham but he failed to carry that form over into league action.
However, just days after opening up on his personal difficulties where he admitted he would seek psychological help, Richarlison played a crucial role in the comeback win over Sheffield United. After being introduced with 10 minutes to play, he scored a late equaliser before turning provider for Dejan Kulusevski to power home the winner.
Since his £60million transfer from Everton, the 26-year-old has struggled for consistency and form but this could be the catalyst to turn his Spurs career around. Discussing this weekend's North London Derby, Wright spoke about Richarlison with a clear warning to Arteta, that if he starts, he will likely cause the Gunners a lot of problems
Speaking on Optus Sport, he said: “You’re looking at a team now that is a very confident and a player up front who if he can now throw in 10, 12 goals which he’s easily capable of doing Richarlison now his head’s clear and everything – they’re going to cause people problems,” Wright said.
“He (Richarlison) seems to have stopped the noise in his head, the manager’s given him time out of it and brought him in and eased him into and now he feels more atRead on football.london