Wolves target Aaron Wan-Bissaka came in for some criticism last night on Match of the Day 2.
The full-back featured against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with Erik ten Hag’s side losing 3-2.
It was a highly entertaining game, and Arsenal getting three points was huge for their title hopes.
They were helped somewhat by Wan-Bissaka, who had one of his poorest games for a number of weeks.
On Match of the Day 2 last night, Deeney was left unimpressed by the Englishman’s contribution.
He said: “They know Aaron is not the best on the ball, that’s not being disrespectful, they see him as a target and they’ve gone after him.
“This is literally what leads to the goal. 54 seconds after setting that trap. They get the corner and they score.
“It all comes from poor, poor play and Aaron had a real poor minute here in total. If you just look at the poor defending at the back post there. He doesn’t at any point see (Eddie) Nketiah. He needs to be back across, arm in the way.
“Nketiah should be happy to come across the front of him. He doesn’t, gets the cheap side and it’s a wonderful finish. But defensively, really poor.”
It was a performance that came somewhat out of the blue for Wan-Bissaka.
The former Crystal Palace man has put in a string on solid performance since he first got linked with Wolves in December.
One of his best outings actually came against Wanderers on New Year’s Eve.
Roy Keane also criticised Wan-Bissaka yesterday, stating that he didn’t think he was that great of a defender.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka had afternoon to forget, but he’s still worthy of consideration by Wolves
Wan-Bissaka’s display against Arsenal wasn’t great.
But this was one sub-par performance that has followed a number of fairly solid ones.
It is unclear if Wolves are planning to make a late swoop for the player.
But arguably he has shown enough in recent weeks to justify interest from Wanderers.
But it’s a question of whether Erik ten Hag would be willing to let him leave. That feels kind of unlikely right now.