Alex Iwobi says that protesting Arsenal fans should have a bit more respect for Arsene Wenger, and that the team are trying their best to work their way out of this run of bad form.
There have been marches on the stadium, banners inside the grounds, and a ludicrous airplane message that was made even more ludicrous by a rival plane flying a banner of support for the embattled manager.
Speaking while away on international duty, Iwobi was asked about the situation, and said of the protesters, “They need to have a bit more respect in my opinion. He’s been at the club for 20 years, he’s achieved a lot.
“Obviously they’re a bit impatient with the results and where they want to finish. We also want to finish there, we want to win the league like anyone else.
“I can guarantee we are trying our hardest.
“Whatever happens we are the players, we affect the result. We don’t really look at the banners or what fans are screaming, we focus on trying to do our jobs on the pitch.”
Now, there will be some people who will take umbrage at those quotes, but before you go off the rails, remember this is a 20 year old lad who has grown up at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, and naturally feels a bit protective of the manager who has given him his break.
At worst the comments are a bit clumsy and a bit naive, worth bearing in mind during this period when it doesn’t take much of a spark to light a fire.