Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has hinted that The Gunners’ show-boy, Alex Iwobi should not start Wednesday’s English Premier League clash away to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Though Merson predicted that Unai Emery’s side will achieve 20 games unbeaten, he advised the Spanish tactician to name only players that finished against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the starting line-up that will face The Red Devils, footballlive.ng reports.
Merson’s verdict, though, means Iwobi, who was taken off at half-time in Sunday’s game against Spurs, could find himself on the bench for the fourth time this season.
Iwobi, who started the last three Premier League matches contested by Arsenal, but was also replaced at half-time in The Gunners’ fixture with Wolverhampton Wanderers, may now get a cameo role against United.
Merson stated: ”In the past we’ve seen Arsenal go to Old Trafford in form, play well but somehow still end up losing the game.
”However, unless Manchester United really pick their game up or the Gunners hit a brick wall after their efforts against Tottenham, I just can’t see how United win.
I really can’t!
”I hope Unai Emery plays the side that finished the game against Tottenham, playing two up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette because that will cause United all sorts of problems.”