Mohammed Kudus vs Antony: Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Questions Erik Ten Hag's Choice

Mohammed Kudus vs Antony: Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Questions Erik Ten Hag's Choice

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Ian Wright has waded into the Mohammed Kudus and Antony argument
  • The former Arsenal forward believes Kudus has been a better player
  • Kudus joined West Ham United in the summer transfer window from Ajax

Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright has questioned Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag for signing Antony over Mohammed Kudus.

Kudus and Antony worked together under ten Hag during his time at Ajax Amsterdam, helping the club to back-to-back Dutch titles.

However, when ten Hag moved to England, he decided to sign the Brazilian ahead of the Ghana international.

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Mohammed Kudus takes on former teammate Antony during West Ham's game against Manchester United. Credit: @WestHam
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A decision the Arsenal legend has struggled to comprehend following United's latest defeat at Nottingham Forest.

“Two players in (Edson) Alvarez and Kudus he had himself and it’s baffling to me that you do sign Antony over Kudus," he said, as quoted by Ghana Soccernet.
“I don’t think we have needed to see too many games where you look at Kudus’ output to Antony’s output and then think, how can you choose this guy over this guy? When this guy is definitely doing a lot more.”

Kudus has been in fine form since joining the Hammers in the summer transfer window, netting ten goals across all competitions, per Transfermarkt.

Meanwhile, Antony is yet to score or assist this season for Manchester United.

Kudus earns EPL Player of the Month nomination

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian attacking midfielder, Mohammed Kudus has been nominated for the Player of the Month award in the English Premier League.

The West Ham forward faces competition from seven other players, including Chelsea's Cole Palmer for the December Best Player award.

Kudus enjoyed a remarkable month, scoring four goals in six games to propel the Hammers to sixth position before the end of 2023.

Moyes reacts over Kudus' absence

Sports Brief also reported that West Ham United manager, David Moyes has expressed disappointment after Mohammed Kudus was not allowed to feature in the Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 23-year-old was named in Ghana's final squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations and was expected to report to camp on Tuesday, the same day as the Brighton game.

Kudus was unable to feature for the Hammers after the Ghana FA requested his release for camping and he was later reported to be struggling with a minor injury.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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