Alex Iwobi makes startling Arsenal admission after 3-2 loss to Chelsea FC
The Arsenal star admits the Gunners looked shaky at Stamford Bridge
Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal were unsure what to do after a poor start in Saturday evening’s 3-2 loss to Chelsea FC.
The Gunners made the short trip across London looking to make amends for a comprehensive 2-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City on the opening weekend.
However, Unai Emery’s side found themselves 2-0 down following a poor start after Spanish duo Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata put the hosts in control in west London.
Arsenal showed character to respond before half-time after Henrikh Mkhitaryan halved the deficit before Iwobi levelled with a clinical finish high into the roof of the net.
Chelsea FC, though, secured three points with 10 minutes of normal time to play after substitute Eden Hazard teed up Marcos Alonso to score the winner at Stamford Bridge.
Goal-scorer Iwobi admitted that Arsenal looked very shaky in the first half at Stamford Bridge in an admission that will worry new manager Emery and Gunners supporters.
Iwobi told BBC Sport: “We started shaky, I don’t know, maybe we didn’t know what to do, but we picked ourselves up and got going. Unfortunately we weren’t able to take all our chances.”
Arsenal have finished outside the Premier League’s top four in the last two season to miss out on Champions League football.
The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04, with their only silverware coming in the FA Cup.