Arsenal fans have launched a staggering attack on Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi, after his own goal ensured Paris Saint-Germain returned to France with a point in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Stationed at the post for a 77th-minute corner, the 20-year-old failed to clear Lucas Moura’s header, deflecting the ball beyond a diving David Ospina and into the net.
The mistake handed PSG a 2-2 draw and top spot of the group, with the French champions needing only to win at home to Ludogorets Razgrad next month to guarantee first place.
Iwobi was subsequently replaced by Granit Xhaka after the goal – the substitution had been planned before PSG equalised – and was visibly crestfallen on the bench.
“It can happen,” Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger, told Standard Sport. “The frustrating thing, I think, was that Ospina was behind him. He’s certainly the most disappointed by what happened to him.”
Despite the Frenchman’s assertion, many Arsenal supporters took an exception to his display and immediately launched a monstrous assault on the Nigerian.
Iwobi is so so so so far away from the finished product it’s unreal, need to loan him to Rotherham asap
— Sam Reynolds (@samreynolds28) November 23, 2016
Time and again we give Iwobi the chance but he always kills our game,am still waiting for a game that he will excell #AFCvPSG
— ♑ dugar ♑ (@MrNash_Mad) November 23, 2016
Iwobi just relegated himself to the bench like. That was primary school behaviour
— Fezco (@Mr_Feye) November 23, 2016
Iwobi deserves some bench time, too caught up in his image , these young players make too much money
— #coyg (@MyCoqsAXhaka) November 23, 2016
Iwobi should’ve been substituted earlier but we’re the Arsenal we don’t do substitutions before the 68th minutes like all the other suckers
— THE BIG APPLE (@lagrossepomme) November 23, 2016
Alex Iwobi is about Aston Villa level. Elite fooling from him up until now
— Poch (@AdolfAragorn) November 23, 2016
Iwobi has been off form for like two months, it didn’t start today.
— Ajagbe Oluwatunmise (@TunmiseAJ) November 23, 2016