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Alex Iwobi echos what every Arsenal fan was saying after Man City defeat 

The Gunners star thinks the result could've been different if a certain French striker had started

Arsenal fans had multiple reasons to be livid in the wake of their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend. 

There’s a strong possibility that Raheem Sterling ‘dived’ to win City the penalty for their second goal, while their third probably should’ve been ruled-out for offside.


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But in the end, the thing that most fans have lamented was the decision to start the crucial clash without club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette in the starting line-up.

No room for Lacazette

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No room for Lacazette

Instead, Wenger opted for Alexis Sanchez up front, with Alex Iwobi and Mesut Ozil in support of the Chilean.

And it didn’t go down particularly well, either.

As we all know, the tactical-switcharoo backfired on the Frenchman, with Arsenal failing to really test City’s defence.

With his side trailing the Premier League leaders 2-0 coming up to the hour-mark, Wenger was forced to bring on Lacazette from the bench – who promptly scored just nine minutes later.

But it was too late for the Gunners to mount a comeback, with the result leaving the North London side a massive 12 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s boys in the standings.

Frustration

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Frustration

Reflecting on the defeat, Iwobi insisted that the manager made the right call, but conceded that Lacazette probably could’ve made a difference had he started.

Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said: “We had an extra attacking player going forward, but at the end of the day we set up very well to play against City and we were just unfortunate.

“Maybe if he’d started on the wing it would have been different, but it is what it is.”

Our Arsenal-supporting friends weren’t quite so eloquent over social media.