Alex Iwobi has claimed that Arsenal could have had a better chance of beating Manchester City if Alexandre Lacazette had started (via Arsenal.com).
Arsene Wenger has attracted more than his fair share of criticism during his time as Arsenal manager.
The Frenchman is stubborn, indecisive in the transfer market and his loyalty to his players can border on servitude.
But one of the biggest criticisms of late has been the Frenchman’s team selection, particularly in big matches.
Club record-signing Alexandre Lacazette was benched for the City match but came off the bench to score the Gunners’ only goal. Alex Iwobi took the Frenchman’s starting spot and now, Iwobi has given his thoughts on Wenger’s team selection.
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“We had an extra attacking player going forward but at the end of the day we set up very well to play against City and we were just unfortunate,” he told Arsenal.com.
“Maybe if he’d started on the wing it would have been different, but it is what it is.
“There’s nothing that you can do, we just have to move on to the next game.”
With the international break now underway, Arsenal will have to wait for their next fixture. That will give us some time to reflect on the most recent match and the decisions which went into it. Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s record signing and one of the best players at the club. Why on earth isn’t he starting big matches?