Iwobi Predicts Arsenal Recovery Against Rennes

Elena Summers
March 10, 2019

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal were handed a 3-1 shock defeat by Ligue 1 side Rennes in the Europa League.

Alex Iwobi gave the Gunners a flawless start in northwest France at a raucous Roazhon Park, but the match hinged on the sending-off of Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos four minutes before halftime.

Arsenal face a battle to reach the Europa League quarter-finals after Nacho Monreal's own goal and Ismaila Sarr's late header put the Gunners on the brink of elimination.

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently spoke about what his side needs to do in order to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.

"We are going to think for next week".

We will have to keep it tight at the back but the fact that Arsenal always score at home and also Leno has only kept 3 clean sheets all season, makes me think there will be goals in this game from both sides. "We can still overcome a two-goal deficit because in the end the goal we scored might play a big part, but we made it a little bit harder for ourselves".

After the sending off, Nigerian worldwide Alex Iwobi was sacrificed for a more defensive option in Matteo Guendouzi in the 52nd minute which former Arsenal defender and club legend Martin Keown said the manager got wrong.


Bourigeaud struck the wall from the resulting free-kick, but the ball came back to him and he sent a stunning half-volley into the far corner.

Brazilian midfielder Willian made it two with a ideal free kick after 65 minutes before 18-year-old substitute Hudson-Odoi side-footed home.

However, I still believe in this project - I am sure we will do something good for the club with the fans' support. But to have the very best chance to achieve that, we first have to win today's crunch game against Man United who are now one point ahead of us.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are now within a point of bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a third home league win in four meetings with the Red Devils.

"How many games have I been in charge? Ten?"

Those stars stepped up in the absence of players like Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera, all of whom started in January's FA Cup fourth-round win at the Emirates.

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