Ian Wright fumes at Wenger for starting Iwobi against Chelsea 

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Former Arsenal striker, Ian Weight has condemned Gunners
manager, Arsene Wenger for starting Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi in

Wednesday’s goalless draw against Chelsea in the Carabao

Cup semi final first leg clash at Stamford Bridge.

Iwobi who was involved in an all-night party prior to the

team’s 4-2 lose against Nottingham Forest in Sunday’s FA

Cup, was expected to face Wenger’s wrath due to his

unprofessional attitude.

However, the French tactician rather than punished the

Nigerian international, decided to start him against Chelsea,

a situation which didn’t go down well with Wright.

Wright said on Sky Sports: ‘In the current climate, for a

young player to go out and do that with Arsenal going

through what they’re going through now — experienced

players wanting to leave, there’s no leadership — Arsene

Wenger should have made a better stance on this. A

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stronger stance.

‘Because Arsenal have got to find what we are losing at the

moment. People laugh at us — they see it as a bit of a joke

with what’s going on at the moment — players don’t want

to be there. It just feels like we are losing control.’

‘What’s it saying to Theo?,’ he added. ‘He’s got a youngster

that’s gone out less than 48 hours before the game, still

plays in that game, plays in this game and you can’t get a

game in front of him.

‘You’ve got to start thinking about your own future.’

‘I think (Jose) Mourinho wouldn’t have that. I don’t think a

Man United player would (go out 48 hours before a game).

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