ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has revealed he has apologised to Alexandre Lacazette for mocking him after his ‘world record’ scream against Burnley.
Alexandre Lacazette was mocked on Match of the Day after his blood-curdling scream against BurnleyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Ian Wright has apologised to Lacazette for joining in on the mockery on Saturday’s showCredit: PA:Press Association
But Wright has now apologised to Lacazette, claiming he was more ‘digging out screaming’ than him.
The ex-England striker said he was ‘f***ing stupid’ to join in on the mockery, suggesting his place in Arsenal folklore dictates he should not poke fun of ‘one of his own’.
Speaking on on Wrighty’s House Podcast, the Gunners icon said: “The main thing here is that I got that wrong.
“It’s only the screaming at the end. The fact is that screaming has always been a problem for me with the guys.
“Now we can hear it and we’re talking about massive screams to the point where you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, something’s wrong with this player!’
“This week it just happened to be Lacazette and, like I say, I got that wrong.
“What I did, when you see all the s*** that comes back… and in hindsight, of course the s*** is going to come back, especially with the fact it was an Arsenal player and it’s me.
“And me and Laca go back and we’ve got correspondence.”
Wrighty continued: “I got in touch with him on Sunday morning so we could clear it up.
“The way it was portrayed on social media, the way it was and it was Laca in that particular incident, it seemed it was digging out Laca.
“But we were digging out the screaming.
“My biggest mistake was the screaming at the end. F***ing stupid and at the end of the day, it’s not a problem for Gary Lineker or Dion Dublin.
“But at the same time I have to accept and realise what that means to the Arsenal fanbase and what that means to me for them to feel like one of their own is supposedly digging them out.
“I can only say I was digging out the screaming. We’re talking about people that are screaming, they get up and then they play on.
“If he stayed down or if a player stays down, let’s talk about Raul Jimenez…
“As we speak, we don’t even know if he’s going to play again so I don’t want to make it too much of a massive thing.
“But the screaming, for me, from anyone is not necessary.”