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
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
‘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).