Alex Iwobi admits being frustrated with Arsenal’s inability to convert more of their chances against Manchester United, after the Gunners scored just one of their 33 shots on Saturday.
The 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday evening was a tough one to take for everyone involved with Arsenal. Early goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard gave United a 2-0 lead and left Arsenal chasing for the rest of the match.
The Gunners gave everything to get back into the game, but couldn’t find a way past an in-form David De Gea. In the end, they were picked off for a third United goal, and that was the end of it.
Alex Iwobi, who came on as an early substitute for the stricken Shkodran Mustafi, reflected on a disappointing night. “I’m very frustrated. You could see the passion and the aggression we played with today but unfortunately it wasn’t to be and we just need to credit Manchester United,” he told Arsenal.com.
Iwobi’s performance was positive as he looked to carry the ball forward at every opportunity and drive at United. This was in response to what Wenger told him before he came on: “Just to be direct, go forward, create chances and to try and score a goal.”
Arsenal had two good shouts for a penalty late in the second half, but neither were given. Iwobi refused to comment on whether they were the correct decisions, and said that the team needed to move on from the game.
Arsenal are now preparing for their final Europa League group match against BATE Borisov on Thursday night.