Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Iwobi display v Sutton
By Dominic Toner
Alex Iwobi played 74 minutes in Arsenal’s victory over Sutton – and the club’s supporters were disappointed with his performance on Twitter.
The 20-year-old featured from the start as the Gunners recorded a 2-0 win against non-league opposition Sutton.
Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott scored the goals to secure the north London club’s place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they will host another non-leauge team in Lincoln.
Arsene Wenger’s side managed to bounce back from their 5-1 hammering in the Champions League at Bayern Munich and keep their dreams alive of a trophy this season.
Arsenal fans highlighted the display of attacker Iwobi despite the victory and some of them suggested he should be dropped.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Dip Patel (@dip170795) February 20, 2017
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) February 20, 2017
Iwobi has found his standard ????#COYG
— H (@Hazzza_7) February 20, 2017
Iwobi ???????????????????????? #COYG
— Damon White (@daywhi69) February 20, 2017
I think I've been more patient than most without Iwobi but there comes a point where Wenger needs to drop him.
— MJ (@mj_afc) February 20, 2017
Iwobi really off the pace tonight. Trying too hard on the ball. #afc
— Wayne Stephenson (@D_wayne83) February 20, 2017
Iwobi looked like a Non-league player against Bayern. He looks like a Sunday league player in this game!
— Steve B AFC (@SELKENTGooner) February 20, 2017
Ox has changed the midfield already. Iwobi is having a mare #AFC
— Andrey (@MiaSanOezil) February 20, 2017
Iwobi, who is a product of the club’s academy, has been a regular feature in the starting line-up this season.
The left winger has managed 33 appearances this season across all competitions, scoring four goals and supplying seven assists.
He managed to an assist in the victory over Sutton and is the preferred option by Wenger, but fans feel he has been too inconsistent since breaking into the first-team picture.
Arsenal do not play again until 4 March against Liverpool in the Premier League and Iwobi will be hoping to retain his place in the team.
However, the winger does have a tough competition for places alongside the likes of Walcott, Perez and Danny Welbeck.
In other Arsenal news, the club’s 28-year-old wants to leave in the summer.