Arsenal were dominant under Arsene Wenger in the early Noughties, and Manchester City (after they came into a bit of cash) have won two titles since 2008.
More than a few players in that time have earned legendary status at the clubs – Thierry Henry became one of the finest strikers we’ve seen in the English top flight while at Arsenal, and Sergio Aguero has done the same at City.
But they’ve also had a couple of stinkers.
One who we’ve noticed is one Richard Wright.
The former England goalkeeper was a rising star while at Ipswich Town, and Arsenal snapped him up in 2001. But Wright couldn’t force David Seaman out of the team, and played 12 times for the Gunners in the Premier League, winning a title medal in the process.
He was shipped out at the end of that season, and before joining City in 2012 had spells at Everton, West Ham, Preston North End and Ipswich (again).
Remarkably, Wright was on the books at City until the end of 2015-16, but didn’t make a single competitive appearance at the Etihad. That’s FOUR YEARS without lifting a finger.
Wright retired in 2016, having had the cushiest job in football, sitting on the bench and collecting a reported £350,000 a year.
There have been some truly rubbish players to have won the Premier League (Anderson, Pascal Cygan and Jeremie Aliadiere all spring to mind), but we reckon Wright could be the pick of the bunch.
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