Wright targets World Cup place
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Third-choice goalkeeper Stuart Taylor performed well in the absence of the sidelined Wright and David Seaman but a finger fracture to Taylor handed the ex-Ipswich man a chance to return and he aims to grasp it with both hands.
"In some ways it was good that the manager kept faith with Stuart when I was fit," Wright told the Evening Standard.
"It means that, if I earn my place, he will keep faith in me. I have the chance to get back into the team again and I intend to take it."
During his time out through injury Wright insists he has had time to reflect on earlier mistakes and believes he has learned to concentrate for the full 90 minutes.
"I learned that you have to stay switched on the whole game," added the 24-year-old.
"This is a totally different world to the one I left when I moved from Ipswich. At Arsenal, every single thing you do in the game is highlighted.
"But I'm not complaining. I wanted to play for Arsenal and I knew what to expect. Unfortunately, things didn't go right for me but sometimes you need those sort of things to happen in football.
"It makes you more focused on what you want to achieve."