• Former Arsenal striker announces he will leave role in May
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Ian Wright will step down from his regular punditry role with the BBC’s Match of the Day programme at the end of the football season in May 2024. The former Arsenal and England striker announced the news via social media on Sunday morning.

“After my debut show whilst still a player in 1997 and many more memorable years, I’ll be stepping back from BBC MOTD at the end of this season,” Wright posted on X, formerly Twitter. “I feel very privileged to have had such an incredible run on the most iconic football show in the world.”

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