Ian Wright, the former Arsenal player, believes that it was a mistake made by Arsene Wenger to let Alex Iwobi play against Chelsea as he is alleged to have attended a party before the cup tie against Nottingham Forrest.
The former Gunner believes that it’s not a good example for the other players and Wenger should have made more to punish Alex Iwobi for his behaviour as it wasn’t a good idea to let him play in this crucial match. Wright thinks that such a behaviour is unacceptable and he was left surprised that Iwobi was still given an opportunity to play…
The former Arsenal player spoke about this situation as he said, according to Sky Sports: “For a youngster to do that says to me that there is something wrong in the dressing room. You can’t have a youngster feeling like he can do that and still play. Arsene Wenger should have had a stronger stance on this one. People laugh at Arsenal and see them as a bit of a joke at the moment. Players don’t want to be there, and it feels like everything is losing control at Arsenal.”
However, Arsene Wenger claimed that he just didn’t want to punish the whole team: “It’s one thing to punish somebody individually and a second thing to punish everybody. If I think he can help the team to win it’s nothing to do with the fact he can be punished separately and individually.”
Dennis Wise, the former Chelsea captain, insisted that he also disagrees with Wenger as it had a negative effect on other players: “If I was one of those boys sat on the bench knowing what Iwobi had done, I’d have been a little bit upset. As a player, you’d be so upset thinking he can go out and still play.”