Arsenal will look to keep the pace with the teams above them when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Thursday night, but Gunners fans don’t want Alex Iwobi to keep his place in the starting XI.
With manager Arsene Wenger reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation in recent weeks having favoured the 3-4-2-1 system earlier in the campaign, the Nigeria international was handed a start on the right-hand side in the 3-3 draw against Liverpool.
However, he didn’t make too much of an impression before being replaced by Danny Welbeck in the 78th minute, and the north London outfit’s faithful are hoping to see a change when they visit their neighbours from the capital.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the 21-year-old via social media, and while one said “I’m going to be vexed if Iwobi starts tonight”, another said ‘I beg you to drop Iwobi’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I’m gonna be vexed if Iwobi starts tonight
— Jimmy🤙🏾 (@jummalM98) December 28, 2017
With the names available, 3 atb is our better choice. Chambers ahead of Iwobi.
— Ben Sheaf (@wengersgame) December 28, 2017
He also takes far too many shots from distance. Someone needs to address Iwobi's performance lately. His last game was hot garbage
— Johnny Ballgame (@JHoskins17) December 28, 2017
Or drop Iwobi… The most deserving one out of the front 5/6
— 10 (@WilshTheBaller) December 28, 2017
Drop Sanchez & Iwobi i beg you @Arsenal
— Arsenic (@Arsenic_L) December 28, 2017
Iwobi can’t not, should not but will start tonight 🙄
— King_J👑 (@JayLDN213) December 28, 2017
Also Theo has been inconsistent of late but I'd rather see Theo start than iwobi. That's just me as a fan. I think Theo makes the same runs Lacazette makes but Arsenal don't play like that anymore. I wish we played more one touch football, faster tempo!
— MisterMckenzie (@NathanMckenziee) December 27, 2017