For the majority of the Gunners’ games, Alex Iwobi is a quality player, but as soon as you give the Nigerian a chance to score or have an impact in front of goal he goes to mush. We saw that again yesterday too as the winger had a great chance to score against Leicester having been fed in down the left, but saw his tame effort blocked by Kasper Schmeichel.
35: Iwobi – big chance, but Schmeichel saves with his feet.
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) 28 April 2019
The Nigerian winger was two-on-two against the Leicester defence with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and with the Gabonese frontman feeding him in down the left the Gunners lost a lot of faith in a goal coming. Seeing Iwobi in front of goal is bad enough, but when he’s on his weaker left-side it becomes even worse, and the outcome of the chance is pretty easy to guess.
Arsenal fans were not surprised to see Iwobi spurn the opening, and just minutes later Ainsley Maitland-Niles received his second yellow card that turned the game on its head. That loss makes it three in a row for the Arsenal fans, but it could have been so different had Iwobi been able to open the scoring and put his side in front before they fell to ten men and the awful 3-0 defeat.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Iwobi’s miss here:
Iwobi is just useless
— THAT GUY KOJO-SEY (@NanaKayice4) April 28, 2019
It’s not a chance if Iwobi takes it…..
— Nilzo (@N_ilzo) April 28, 2019
Iwobi please just leave. Can’t finish. Awful player.
— TheFirstOfTheGang (@gary_blay) April 28, 2019
— azerarse (@azerarse) April 28, 2019
How many times have we seen this guy waste chances like these?!?
— Arvind (@Ineedsomesleep) April 28, 2019
Waste of space he is
— mM (@m_IR_o_23) April 28, 2019
Get him off.
— Harry (@Harry_Currall) 28 April 2019
Iwobi really has the worsr finishing EVER
— Gunner4lifetime (@Gunner4lifetim1) April 28, 2019
Terrible in front of goal
— Stephen Black (@stevyb777) April 28, 2019
How is Iwobi even a professional footballer? Beggars belief!
— Conorfullen (@Conorfullen2) April 28, 2019
The Gunners cannot stand seeing Iwobi missing chance after chance and will be desperate to see him replaced in their starting eleven for a more reliable goalscoring winger.
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