Iwobi benched by Wenger in Arsenal’s humiliating loss to Man City


Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger made a string of changes to the Arsenal starting eleven that lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the cargo Cup final match on Sunday, but Manchester City at the Emirates repeated the same scoreline in a first half of shear class.

Iwobi who made a substitute appearance in the League Cup final watched on from the bench as goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all in the first half put the Premier League tie to bed.

Pep Guardiola’s charges moved 16 points clear of second placed Manchester United, showing no signs of slowing down even after winning their first trophy of the season against the same opponent on Sunday.

Arsenal did have a better second half of which their best moment saw record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty in the 53rd minute goalkeeper saved by Eduardo in City’s goal as the Brazilian guessed right to keep out the Gabonese striker’s effort.

There were no further goals in the second half with both sides missing half chances afterwards.

Arsenal have lost 9 games so far this season, which equals the same number of defeats they suffered in the whole of the 2016-17 season.

Iwobi will be hoping for a recall to the starting line up when they face Brighton on Sunday with a top four place almost completely out of reach for the Gunners.

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