Has Alex Iwobi won back the Arsenal fans after Chelsea display?

Ruben Hill
August 21, 2018

But he was inexplicably started by Unai Emery against Chelsea at the expense of Aaron Ramsey, and he, even more surpringly, played extremely well and provided an assist as well as blasting one past Chelsea's very expensive goalkeeper to get Arsenal back on level terms before the break.

Emery's side fought back from being two goals down to hold their London rivals 2-2 for much of the second half - with Iwobi netting the second goal - before Marcos Alonso secured a narrow win late in the game for Chelsea. While some fans of the footballer were excited for his new career move, others were concerned that Iwobi's involvement in the movie would affect his performance on the pitch.

The Daily Mail claims manager Unai Emery was disappointed with the midfielder's display on the opening day defeat by Manchester City and thus benched the Welshman.

To be honest with you, in this first season I'm expecting there's going to be some pain for Arsenal - in this "transition" that they're going through. I think we need to give that calm to the players and continue working. This is always the way but it is clear that defensively we suffered three goals but also we had chances to do more goals.

"The second half was hard because we looked a little bit exhausted and we didn't create the opportunities to score". We conceded a lot of chances to Chelsea and, second half, we needed to keep control of the match better with the ball and the positioning.

"That is why the result is 3-2".

This decision left Ramsey and some of his Arsenal team mates "stunned", according to the newspaper, as the players couldn't believe Emery had dropped the 27-year-old for such an important game. "Today I'm happy with him because he worked". They improve and are continuing.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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