Ian Wright reveals why Arsenal sold Man Utd hero Andy Cole

Cole went on to become a hero at United (Picture: Getty Images)

Ian Wright says the reason Arsenal let their former youngster Andy Cole go was because of reservations over his attitude and commitment in training.

The ex-England striker started his career at the north London club, graduating from their academy in 1989.

After making just one appearance for the Gunners under manager George Graham, Cole was sent out on to loan to Fulham and Bristol City, before eventually being moved on in 1992.

Cole doesn’t get the credit he deserves, says Wright (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal’s decision to axe him would come back to haunt them as the striker went on to become the third-highest goalscorer in Premier League history with a mammoth 187 top-flight strikes.

Cole enjoyed the majority of his success at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson. He won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League and played a big part in the Red Devils’ infamous 1999 treble-winning side.

Gunners legend Wright revealed on his brand newWrighty’s House podcast that his former club thought Cole was ‘lazy’ and that’s why they weren’t willing to give him a…