Arsenal legend Wright canes Man Utd winger Young over soft pen

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has taken aim at Manchester United winger Ashley Young over the way he won his penalty in victory against Aston Villa.

Wright wrote in The Sun: "When Manchester United winger Ashley Young went down for the second week in a row to win that penalty against Aston Villa, my first thought was, ‘You’re looking for his leg there, mate.’

"People say it was a spot-kick but I’m not so convinced. If you’re going down, you’re going down, simple as that.

"You don’t go to ground with your legs flailing like that, trying to accentuate it to that ridiculous extent.

"If it was a foreigner doing it I’d be slaughtering them, so it shouldn’t be any different when it’s a home-grown player. It’s cheating, nothing else.

"I was lucky that our Arsenal dressing room didn’t really have a problem like that.

"But if ever anyone did try and con a decision, or was rolling around, I’d be thinking, ‘Why are you doing that, you’re wasting time, just get on with the game’.

"We have got to take steps to wipe this out of football or — the way it’s going — there are going to be raging arguments every week."

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