Arsenal fans call on Wenger to pick in-form attacker against Bournemouth
By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans on Twitter want to see Alex Iwobi start against Bournemouth on Tuesday after he scored in his last game.
The 20-year-old found the back of the net for the Gunners against Crystal Palace with a well-timed header, securing a 2-0 win over Sam Allardyce’s side.
With just two days separating Arsene Wenger’s side taking to the field again, the Frenchman was expected to ring the changes to give his senior players a rest.
However, after scoring his fifth career goal for the north London giants, Wenger could now be tempted to start the Nigeria international against Eddie Howe’s Cherries.
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to call on manager Wenger to hand Iwobi his 12th start of the Premier League campaign, as he continues to sparkle for his boyhood club.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I want Iwobi to stay as #10 for Bournemouth. Wenger won't have the balls though unfortunately.
— X I I I (@Neshkhn) January 1, 2017
My Bournemouth XI:
— Will Cashman (@willcashman) January 2, 2017
Would rather see Iwobi- Alexis – Perez as our front 3 today and Alexis- Giroud- Ox against Bournemouth on Tuesday.
— Jose. (@TakenForGranit) January 1, 2017
Tomorrow's lineup for Bournemouth: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Sanchez; Giroud.
— Sam (@SamTheArsenalB1) January 2, 2017
Difficult to predict our Bournemouth lineup with Theo, Ozil maybe out, maybe Sanchez, Ox, Iwobi, Ramsey, Xhaka, Coq and Mustafi back in CB
— Owen Brear 'OB' (@OwenBrear) January 2, 2017
Was very impressed with Iwobi as a #10, his natural position. Unreal display yesterday. Big things to come. #afc
— PSG Fan ☕️ (@GrandeArsenal) January 2, 2017
Arsenal’s number 17 has made 23 appearances in all competitions this season, having a hand in six goals.
Scoring three of them, Iwobi has also set up three strikes as he continues to rival the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a place on the flanks.