Ian Wright reveals real reason why he left Match of the Day

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright looks on prior to the FA Cup Semi Final match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Ian Wright remains unimpressed with Chelsea

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 Ian Wright has opened up on the thinking behind his decision to knock his Match of the Day duties on the head after bidding an emotional farewell to the show on the final day of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

The former Arsenal and England striker had been a fixture on the BBC’s flagship highlights programme for over two decades but hung up his punditry boots with the programme at the weekend.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, WeAreTerriers.com. Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.