Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed his most difficult game while he was a professional footballer and it’s not the North London Derby. The ex-Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Celtic striker was asked about his most difficult match on the Ben Foster Podcast known as Fozcast. Ben Foster is the first choice goalkeeper at Watford. In his response, Ian Wright said that he was frightened by the Old Firm Derby atmosphere when he faced Rangers in the colours of Celtic. According to him, the atmosphere was very hostile at Ibrox, the home of Rangers.


Former Arsenal attacker Ian Wright admitted the toughest challenge he faced as a player was when he played for Celtic against the blue side of Glasgow as far as the Old Firm Derby is concerned.

Rangers and Celtic are the two biggest teams in the Scottish Premiership and their rivalry is connected to religion and politics. Celtic was founded by the IrishCatholic population in Glasgow, whileRangers derive support from the Protestant community.

Celtic have been dominant team in the Scottish Premiership over the last one decade after they won nine straight league titles. They were going for an unprecedented tenth consecutive league title before they were stopped by Rangers last season.

Rangers stopped Celtic from winning the league title for the tenth season in a row thanks to the input from Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. The Ex-Liverpool midfielder won the league title at Rangers last season as manager and he also did it in style after going through the whole season without a defeat.

Gerrard was on course to win a second successive league title at Rangers when Premier League side Aston Villa showed interest in him in the wake of the sacking of former manager, Dean Smith. In the end, Gerrard made the decision to leave Rangers for Villa.