Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should have taken a more serious stand against young star Alex Iwobi after it was confirmed that the Nigerian international attended a party less than 48 hours before his club’s FA cup clash with Nottingham Forest – a game The Gunners lost 4-2 – this is according to club legend Ian Wright.
Arsene Wenger despite confirming the incident and a fine to be ditched out to the 21-year old, still selected him from the start in Wednesday night’s goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Wright, however, feels the veteran manager should have handled the situation much handle and that it doesn’t set a good example for the rest of the squad.
“For a youngster to do that says to me that there is something wrong in the dressing room,” he said. “You can’t have a youngster feeling like he can do that and still play. Arsene Wenger should have had a stronger stance on this one.”
Despite this Arsenal put on a much-improved display against Chelsea even without star men Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez available from the start against Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger – who is currently serving a touchline ban – was very pleased with the outcome of the match and the reaction given by his players. He explained that he felt the player (Iwobi) could contribute to the team on the night and that was why he was selected.
Arsenal are currently sixth on the Premier League table and are next in action on Sunday away to sixteenth-placed Bournemouth.