By Richard Parks
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to slaughter Alex Iwobi in the wake of their team’s 4-1 Premier League win against West Ham on Sunday.
The Gunners attacking midfielder made his 35th appearance of the season for Arsene Wenger’s side, including his 18th league start for the Emirates Stadium clash.
But Iwobi’s substitution after 70 minutes, in which he was replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was the catalyst for a late Arsenal revival in which Aaron Ramsey scored and Alexandre Lacazette netted twice.
It provided the Londoners with the three points in what was Arsene Wenger’s penultimate league home match in charge as they strengthened their grip on sixth place in the Premier League table.
A section of Arsenal supporters were highly critical of the performance of Iwobi as they claimed he slowed down the team’s passing game and lacks end product.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— TFS Arsenal (@TFS_Arsenal) April 22, 2018
Arsene’s successor needs to be ruthless, similar to Pep last summer.
Need to offload Ospina, Mustafi, Iwobi, Chambers, (Potentially Jack if he doesn’t sign) and Welbeck #AFC
— Matt Ray (@MattRay__) April 22, 2018
Honestly, we don’t need Wilshere and Iwobi. They make us slower, play too many wrong passes, weaken our transition and sharpness. #AFC
— Charles Duke (@Calabar_RichDad) April 22, 2018
Can’t help but think that Iwobi & Bellerin won’t be around for long under a new manager. Both poor today. Not for the first time this season either #afc
— Steve (@YorksGooner) April 22, 2018
Iwobi’s gone under the new manager, no way he gets as much leeway as Arsene’s given him unless he shapes up quickly. Looks very average compared to his peers. #afc
— Dammit Arsenal???? (@DammitArsenal) April 22, 2018
— E-Arsenal (@e_arsenalnet) April 22, 2018
— Better back then. (@baycityite) April 22, 2018
— Jacques (@jackwalker1988) April 22, 2018
— V3ndetta (@V3ndetta_) April 22, 2018
— Charlie Lewis (@Charlie_Lewis1) April 22, 2018
— Abdulwahab Muhammad Rabiu (@daegwee) April 22, 2018