Arsenal legend Ian Wright was frustrated and confused after watching left-back Nuno Tavares give away a foul throw which led to Newcastle’s first goal in the Premier League encounter on Monday.
Arsenal fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to the Magpies, a result that has put their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season under a huge threat.
Ben White scored an own goal and it came after Tavares gave away a foul throw.
Taveres’ blunder riled Wright and the former England striker was stunned that the full-back could make that kind of mistake in such a big game.
When you look at the first goal it was our throw on,” Wright told Premier League Productions.
We’re going for top four and we’ve got players taking foul throws! It’s a foul throw! You think to yourself, ‘What are you doing?’
“When you’re going for fourth you’ve got to be more resolute than that, you can’t make mistakes like that. We’ve been the architects of our own downfall it’s terrible play.”
Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on the Premier League last day on Sunday, hoping to win against the Toffees and also praying that already relegated Norwich City beat Tottenham.
Anything short of defeat to Tottenham on Sunday means that Arsenal would settle for Europa League place next season.