Arsene Wenger Gets Knocks Over Iwobi
Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has been slammed for his supposed double standards in handling his Nigerian player, Alex Iwobi.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea stars, Ian Wright and Dennis Wise both faulted Wenger’s decision to start Iwobi ahead of Walcott and Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal’s 0-0 away draw at Chelsea in their first leg semi-final clash of the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
And despite that incident, the Nigeria international was picked ahead of the pair for the clash against Chelsea, and Wright thinks Wenger’s decision showed he had lost control at the club.
"For a youngster to come into a club like Arsenal, and thinks he is OK to go out less than 48 hours before a game, it says there is something wrong in the dressing room,” Wright said on Sky Sports’ The Debate.
"You can’t have a player thinking he can do that and still play again (against Chelsea). What message does that send?
“Mourinho wouldn’t have that and I don’t think a United player would do it.
Former Chelsea legend Dennis Wise also backed Wright’s view and believe Wenger sent the wrong message to the rest of the Arsenal squad starting Iwobi in the game at Stamford Bridge.
“If I was one of those players on the bench, knowing what he had done, I would be upset. It doesn’t send the right message,” Wise said during his post-match analysis of the game.
Meanwhile, Wenger has branded Iwobi’s actions “unacceptable” and he confirmed the Nigerian would indeed be fined if he was found to have breached Arsenal rules.
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