Arsenal legend Ian Wright has defended the team's celebrations seen after the Gunners' 2-1 win against Liverpool on Sunday.
Basking in the victory, club captain Martin Odegaard celebrated with the Arsenal club photographer on the Emirates Stadium pitch. This didn't sit well with Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, though, who suggested that Arsenal's win didn't warrant those actions.
"Just get down the tunnel. You've won a game, three points, you've been brilliant. Carragher said.
"Back in the title race, get down the tunnel. I'm serious, honestly."
Carragher's comments sparked plenty of debate, with many suggesting that Odegaard should be allowed to enjoy himself after such an important victory in the context of the season.
Among them is Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who has suggested that focussing on these aspects of the game could eventually "kill the game".
"The negativity towards Mikel Arteta, what has he done apart from celebrating a goal and his team that is trying to beat these juggernauts Liverpool and Manchester City?" Wright asked on X.
"Because Martin Odegaard is taking a picture with the photographer, a lifelong Gunner - what is wrong with the captain doing that?
"It has nothing do with the fact we have beaten Liverpool, it is just an opportunity. Why is everyone trying to kill the joy? Don't kill the joy, there is so much of the season to go."
Odegaard has also responded to the criticism, defending his actions.
"If you're not allowed to celebrate when you win a game, when are you allowed to celebrate?" Odegaard asked. "We're happy with the win and we'll stay humble."
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