‘Do you want a cuddle?’: Newcastle legend Alan Shearer goads Arsenal icon Ian Wright before laughing uncontrollably as Magpies victory all but ends Gunners’ top-four hopes
- Alan Shearer has jokingly goaded Ian Wright after Newcastle defeated Arsenal
- The Magpies beat Mikel Arteta’s side 2-0 at St James’ Park on Monday evening
- And club icon Shearer laughed uncontrollably at Gunners legend Ian Wright
- The result hugely damages Arsenal’s hopes of reaching the Champions League
Alan Shearer laughed his head off at Ian Wright as he teased his colleague after Newcastle beat Arsenal.
The Magpies beat Mikel Arteta’s side 2-0 at St James’ Park on Monday evening, with Shearer and Wright analysing the game for the Premier League.
Footage released on social media showed Shearer shouting ‘Yes!’ when Eddie Howe’s men scored their first via a Ben White own goal, before sitting back and raising his arms in celebration.
When Bruno Guimaraes scored the second with five minutes remaining, Shearer stood up and giggled uncontrollably while looking at Wright, who tried to avoid eye contact.
After the game, the division’s all-time top scorer said: ‘Do you want a hug? Do you want a hug? Do you want a cuddle?’
Alan Shearer (left) laughed his head off at Ian Wright (right) after Newcastle beat Arsenal
The Newcastle icon teased his colleague, former Gunners striker Wright, on Monday evening
The Magpies beat Arsenal 2-0 at St James’ Park to damage their opponents’ top-four hopes
A seemingly frustrated Wright replied: ‘No. Why are you being so…’ before Shearer responded: ‘I’m not. I love you really’.
The legendary former Arsenal striker went on to say: ‘I can’t… I would never act like that any more. I’m just not doing that, celebrating when my team do well.’
When Shearer said ‘Really?’, Wright collapsed with laughter, before admitting he was ‘devastated’ with the result.
The result leaves Arsenal two points behind rivals Tottenham with just one league game left this season.
If Arteta’s outfit are to finish fourth and secure the final Champions League qualifying spot, they must beat Everton on the final day and, essentially, hope Tottenham lose against already-relegated Norwich at Carrow Road.