Alex Iwobi: We Should’ve Left Wembley With All Three Points

By The Editor
on 3rd March 2019

Arsenal playmaker Alex Iwobi gutted that we didn’t clinch a win at Spurs…


Arsenal playmaker Alex Iwobi stated that is was disappointing to leave Wembley without all three points after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a last-minute penalty.

Speaking to Arsenal Player after the game, Iwobi admitted that the game feels like a defeat given that golden chance in the dying embers of the game, but made a point to remind everyone that Aubameyang has saved our skin at times this season too.

It felt like the game was headed for a draw after Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot following a clash in the box between Shkodran Mustafi and Harry Kane.

Replays showed that the linesman should’ve blown for offside as Kane was ahead of the play when the free-kick was delivered.

It was the only blotch on an otherwise superb defensive performance, and we were given a lifeline when Aubameyang was felled by Davinson Sanchez in the 89th-minute.

“We were unlucky not to get the three points,” Iwobi said.

“The boys, we dug-in from the start to the last minute of the game so it was unfortunate for us not to get the result we wanted. At the end of the day, a draw is a draw and it’s always going to be hard against your rivals, but I believe we did well.”

Asked if the game feels like a defeat, Iwobi agreed: “of course, I can’t lie we are very disappointed that he (Aubameyang) wasn’t able to put it away.

“But like I said it’s just one of them things; if he scores we win, he didn’t score so we drew. But we’ll get behind him and go again against Man United.”

That’s right. There isn’t any time to dwell on the result and feel sorry for ourselves given the games we have coming up. We take on Rennes on Thursday as we look to take a big step towards the last eight of the Europa League, and next Sunday sees us take on a top-four rival in Man United.

It’s our final ‘top-six’ clash of the season and one we definitely need to take three points in.