Ian Wright goes into a frenzy celebrating Declan Rice’s injury-time winner for Arsenal at Luton and chuckles at James Maddison’s comments about his England team-mate

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Ian Wright was pictured going wild after Arsenal came back to secure a late winner against Luton on Sunday, with new signing Declan Rice scoring the winning header. 

The former Arsenal star, Wright, also poked fun at James Maddison in the video, after reading a news story from The Mirror, in which Maddison had reportedly said his England team-mate Rice was a ‘top player’ but said he ‘hated’ him for moving to Arsenal. 

Since moving to the Gunners in the summer for a landmark £105million, Rice has impressed for the north London outfit, scoring three goals for the club in the Premier League so far. 

After Kai Havertz had helped Mikel Arteta’s side level the playing field at 3-3 after 60 minutes, Arsenal pressed to secure a winner against Luton, with Rice rising high to meet a cross from Martin Odegaard and head home the winner in the seventh minute of injury time. 

It sparked scenes of jubilation from the travelling Arsenal fans at Kenilworth Road, with Ian Wright, watching on in the studio, going bezerk. 

The former Arsenal star was seen on a video posted by Optus Sport leaping out of his chair shouting in jubilation after the goal went in. 

‘Yes!’ he screamed before pulling his phone from his pocket. 

‘Look I’ve just seen this. Look what I was just looking at!’

Wright pointed to the article on his phone before saying: ‘James Maddison: ‘I hate that he plays for Arsenal.’ And then Declan Rice Scores!’

He continued to celebrate the late goal, waving his arms and head in delirium while shouting: ‘Arsenal! Arsenal!’ 

Rice has now gone on to feature for Arsenal 22 times since his arrival at the Emirates. 

Maddison, meanwhile, also moved clubs earlier this season, joining Tottenham after his former club, Leicester, were relegated to the Championship. 

But the midfielder recently appeared in an interview on Amazon Prime speaking on Rice, and lauded his England team-mate for his technical ability.  

Maddison said: ‘Yeah, [he’s got everything]. He’s technically really, really good. 

‘We do passing for England in training. He is a joke when it comes to low-cut passes, zingers. I think he’s a top, top player. I hate that he plays for Arsenal.’ 

Maddison, meanwhile, is out of action until at least the new year after he sustained an ankle injury against Chelsea.  

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