Arsenal Started Badly Against Chelsea – Iwobi

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Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has confessed that his side started badly in Saturday’s loss to Chelsea, and confessed that it was because they did not know what to do.

Though Iwobi interjected that The Gunners later got themselves together and started playing well, he reckons the damage had already been done in allowing The Blues take control of the game.

Iwobi got one of the goals that gave The Gunners a fight back at Stamford Bridge, as they got to level terms with Henrikh Mkhitaryan also on song in an intense first half.

However, Marcos Alonso scored a brilliant goal in the dying moments of the match to deny Nigeria a deserved draw.

Iwobi, though, refused to blame their new coach, Unai Emery and his tactics for the supposed confusion in the squad, as the super eagles star disclosed that the players are all adapting to the new gaffer’s tactics.

Iwobi disclosed that they keep adjusting to his style during training and even resolved to play their hearts out for him in the game at Stamford Bridge, only that they got off on the wrong foot.

Iwobi went on to declare that the team will pick it up from there and gop all to put their season on the right track from their next game.

He said all the players are standing by Emery, despite defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two league games of the 2018/2019 English Premier League season.

Despite the 3-2 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Iwobi stressed that his team will bounce back from the setbacks of their first two matches this term.

The Gunners’ former under-21 team captain disclosed: “We were on a high. The message was to keep it going, keep our head and don’t lose ourselves.

“We fought hard. Unfortunately we weren’t able to take all our chances. We started shaky, I don’t know, maybe we didn’t know what to do, but we picked ourselves up and got going.

“It all takes time, a new manager, a new system and the fans and players know that. We enjoy training; everyone is buying into his ideas.”

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