Wenger Absolves Iwobi of Blame



Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger says Alex Iwobi requires “support” after the forward scored an own goal in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Iwobi diverted Lucas Moura’s header past David Ospina in the 77th minute to hand PSG a share of the spoils and top spot in Group A.

Wenger understands the shattering nature of the blow to the Nigerian youngster and would not rub salt on an open wound.

“It can happen. The frustrating thing was that Ospina was behind him.
“He is certainly most disappointed by what happened to him but that’s part of the game.

“We have to take that on the chin, support him and go back into the next game,” Wenger said at his post-match press conference.

Iwobi was substituted immediately after the own goal incident with Granit Xhaka taking his place.
The Super Eagles man has made 15 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season.