Arsenal host Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday in the English Premier League’s early kick-off and it’s a must win match for Arsene Wenger’s team if they want to keep up with the teams setting the pace at the top of the table.
After being trounced by Liverpool 4-0 at the end of August, the Gunners were undefeated throughout September and will be hoping to kick-off October with another three points at the Emirates.
Wenger has named his starting eleven for the fixture and it’s already causing concern amongst the Arsenal support.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 1, 2017
As expected it’s an attacking team with the Gunners looking to dominate possession and chances against the Premier League new boys.
One player not filling Arsenal fans with confidence though is Alex Iwobi. The 21-year-old hasn’t started since the team’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea and with no goals and just one assist to his name this season, supporters would rather have seen someone else today.
Some were hoping to see Jack Wilshere start after his performance in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, while others were looking to Theo Walcott. However, both are on the bench after Iwobi was given the nod.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
It's an absolute farce that Iwobi gets anywhere near the Arsenal starting 11
— Sam (@SammWise9) October 1, 2017
Iwobi starting ahead of wilshere is ridiculous!
Jacks looked in great form so far this season… iwobi has been poor??♂️
— Nick Alex Jones ™ (@NickAlexJ) October 1, 2017
Iwobi off wilshere on please
— Josekeanen (@Josekeanen1) October 1, 2017
Iwobi in ahead of Wilshere is basically a piss take https://t.co/UPyXk3ZclY
— KP ? (@theproperKP) October 1, 2017
Wenger persisting with Iwobi is annoying now, especially when we have better attacking options in Walcott and Wilshere on the bench #AFC
— Shaquille. (@ShaqSmall) October 1, 2017
Wilshere > Iwobi
— mick the gooner (@MickCutlan) October 1, 2017
Whys Iwobi starting, been trash since he scored vs Stoke https://t.co/GqITjgUi7f
— B. (@VivaLaLemar) October 1, 2017
Why is wilshere not starting ahead Iwobi?? this old man has agenda against wilshere??
— Jamadinho ?? (@jama_wilshere) October 1, 2017