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Ian Wright opens up on his 'emotional' exit from Match of the Day as the Arsenal legend explains why he decided to step back from the BBC highlights show

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Ian Wright has revealed why he decided to leave Match of the Day following his emotional final appearance.

The Arsenal legend made his final showing on the famous BBC highlights show on the final day of the Premier League season, after announcing in December that he would step back from his punditry role.

He made his debut on the show when he was a player in 1997, before becoming a regular pundit five years later following his retirement.

The 60-year-old has opened up on his emotional final episode, and revealed why he decided to leave the show after more than two decades.