Arsenal fans on Twitter were quick to slam sorry Iwobi last night

Arsenal fans on Twitter were quick to slam sorry Iwobi last night

Arsenal fans can be a very fickle bunch. When it comes to popular players amongst the fans base then the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and co can do no wrong, even when they’re sent off for lashing out. However, the lesser liked players come in for all the criticism in the world from the fans, and Alex Iwobi is one of them.

When the Gunners went into half-time at 1-0 down away to BATE Borisov yesterday the fans had to find a scapegoat. They couldn’t get on Unai Emery’s back again as they’d been doing that all the way up until kick off for his decision to leave Mesut Ozil out of the squad. However, they found a suitable scapegoat in the form of Alex Iwobi, who wasn’t the only one to have a turgid 45 minutes.

The young Nigerian is a player who at any club would be revered, he may not be the most talented player in the world, but he came through the club’s youth academy and he understands what it means to be a Gunner. That meant absolutely nothing last night though, as he was lambasted for his poor performance and had fans calling for him to be substituted, sold and left in Belarus.

You can read the Gunners’ comments here:

The Gunners made their feelings on Iwobi pretty clear and will hope he can up his game significantly, although given the state of the club’s fan base the Nigerian will never get the supporters off his back.

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