Why I am Frustrated With Iwobi – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have now drawn three times in a row and our level of performance poses a great concern for Wenger and threat to our title ambition.

Arsenal managed to draw against Paris Saint Germain yesterday and it was Alex Iwobi’s own goal that proved costly for us in the end.

However, Arsene Wenger has refused to point finger at the Nigerian youngster, with claims that it is a part of the game.


The French champions took an early lead through Edinson Cavani before Wenger’s men hit back through an Olivier Giroud penalty and Marco Verratti’s own goal either side of the interval.

But it wasn’t to be for the Gunners as Iwobi deflected Lucas Moura’s header past David Ospina in the 77th minute to make sure Unai Emery’s side went home with a point.

“Look, it can happen,” said Wenger of the 20-year-old’s role in the goal. “The frustrating thing I think is that Ospina was behind him.

“He is certainly the most disappointed by what happened to him.

“But that is part of the game.

“We have to take that on the chin and support him and go back into the next game.”

Arsenal now need Ludogorets to them a favour against PSG in the final round of games to have any chance of finishing top of their group.

The north London outfit have failed to make it further than the Champions League’s last-16 stage in any of the past six seasons.


You may also like...