Piers Morgan to partner Arsenal legend Ian Wright on BBC Radio 5 Live
Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has been handed a platform to air his opinions the club and current manager Arsene Wenger after he was handed a role alongside Ian Wright on BBC Radio 5 Live.
The pair will team up for Sunday's 6pm show to review the weekend's FA Cup third round action on the 606 phone-in show.
Morgan will stand in for regular presenter Kelly Cates for one week only.
The journalist-turned-broadcaster is outspoken in his views on Arsenal and in particular their manager, frequently taking to Twitter to make his feelings known.
Shocking by Ospina. THIS is why Cech should have played. Wenger fails again. #AFCvOLY— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 29, 2015
6pm. Window closed. Season over. Thanks, Arsene. #WengerOut— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 1, 2015
'We will win the League in next 2 years' - Arsene Wenger. Sure, and I'll be President of the United States.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 6, 2014
For many, the prospect of Morgan, whose criticism of Wenger persists, having the freedom of national radio to broadcast his thoughts will be tough to swallow.
The BBC has handed Morgan a dream opportunity by giving him the the chance to team up with Wright.
“I've spent over twenty years dreaming of being Ian Wright's strike partner so when the call from 606 came I couldn't say no,” Morgan said.
Jonathan Wall, controller of BBC Radio 5 live, said: “Piers is never short of things to say about the game on social media so we thought it was time for him to face the fans on the UK’s biggest football phone-in - 606.
"With Ian Wright by his side they should make a pretty formidable pairing.”
Morgan does indeed have plenty to say and with no 140-character limit to what he has to say, he could go to town on Wenger.
No defence, no leader & a dinosaur manager. What a shambles. #afc— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 6, 2014
In France, they've guillotined people for less than this. #WengerOut— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 6, 2014
Getting stuffed by Stoke City. I'm done. DONE. #WengerOut— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 6, 2014
Arsenal are top of the Premier League and progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League against the odds. They are also looking to win the FA Cup for a third successive season, starting with a third round match against Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday.
Wenger's contract is up at the end of next season and Morgan will surely give his opinion on what should happen once Wenger reaches that time.