Alex Iwobi has been a shadow of the man that he was at the start of the season as of late. The tricky Nigerian has struggled over the last month or so, and was hooked at half-time in the North London derby before only managing 65 minutes against United last night, and the Gunners have been far from complimentary of him.
And our final change means it’s time for Laca…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 5 December 2018
Iwobi was Unai Emery’s third player to be hooked last night and it’s clear to see why. Everything that the winger did, United’s backline had an answer for and whilst he’s a good player to have when trying to break down a deep block against some of the Premier League’s lower ranked sides, the fans aren’t exactly sure what the 22-year-old brings to the table when the going gets tough against one of the Gunners’ rivals.
Next up for Iwobi and co in the Premier League is a return to the Emirates where they’ll be taking on Huddersfield Town in one of Saturday’s 3 0’clock kickoffs. That clash against David Wagner’s side is one that much better suits Iwobi and it will be no shock to see Emery keep the winger in his sides, although he could easily drop the Nigerian to the bench in favour of Mesut Ozil if he deems the German fit enough to return.
You can read what the Gunners made of Iwobi’s disaterclass at Old Trafford here:
iwobi don't belong here
— atakan (@golsuzgalibiyet) December 5, 2018
Iwobi hasn't shown much in the last month. Not good enough to start for us.
— TJ Boucher (@TheJman77) December 5, 2018
Thank you man.. Iwobi was troll
— arsenalcommando (@arsenalcommando) December 5, 2018
About time get iwobi off
— Dr Bob (@R262769) 5 December 2018
Its horrible watching iwobi. Pls get rid of that boy.
— Ernest Chidi (@ErnestChidi4) December 6, 2018
Alexiowobi was not he's best day today
— Guners (@Guners9090) December 5, 2018
— Sarde 7 (@sardeamadhila) December 5, 2018
Why was he in the starting line up?
— Martino (@MarshalMartins) December 5, 2018
The fans weren’t happy to see Iwobi keep his place for so long and were delighted when Emery swapped him for Lacazette.