Iwobi, Walcott, Metersacker Get Low Rating In Arsenal Defeat To Forest

Iwobi, Walcott, Metersacker Get Low Rating In Arsenal Defeat To Forest

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was rated poor for his performance in Arsenal’s shock 4-2 away defeat to 10-man Championship club Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.

Iwobi was brought back into the Arsenal first eleven against Forest after sitting out the thrilling 2-2 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League last Wednesday.

But despite playing the full 90 minutes, Iwobi could not prevent Arsenal from crashing in the third round for the first time since 1996.

And according to mirror.co.uk’s Arsenal player ratings, Iwobi got four out of 10 for his disappointing performance.

And commenting on Iwobi’s performance, the paper wrote: “Another poor performance from a player horribly out of form. Played in a deeper role than normal but couldn’t influence the game.”

Other Arsenal players who were rated four were Theo Walcott, Mohamed Elneny, Joe Willock and Mathieu Debuchy.

The two players who got good ratings were David Ospina and youngster Reiss Nelson, while Danny Welbeck who got Arsenal’s second goal and Ainsley Maitland-Niles both got five.

The worst rated players were defensive duo Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding who were rated three.

Arsenal player ratings vs Nottingham Forest:

David Ospina (6)

Rob Holding (3)

Per Mertesacker (3)

Mathieu Debuchy (4)

Reiss Nelson (6)

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (5)

Joe Willock (4)

Mohamed Elneny (4)

Alex Iwobi (4)

Danny Welbeck (5)

Theo Walcott (4)

Read Also: Salah, Oshoala Win 2017 Aiteo CAF Best Player Awards; Cuper Beats Rohr


  • tayo 1 year ago

    Don’t just know why Arsenal fans always hold this guy responsible for their poor showing. I think it is one of the reason why he has not developed much. The criticism is not fair to him. Tell me one Arsenal player that is playing well at the moment?