Arsenal legend and former England international Paul Merson has insinuated that Alex Iwobi should not be named in the Gunners starting line-up in their mouthwatering clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow evening.
Merson has predicted that Unai Emery’s side will go 20 games unbeaten on Wednesday and has advised the Spanish tactician to name the players that finished the game against Tottenham Hotspur in the starting line-up against the Red Devils.
What this means is that Iwobi, who subbed out at half-time vs Spurs, could find himself on the bench for the fourth time this season.
Writing in his weekly predictions feature on Sky Sports, 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.”
Although Iwobi has started the last three Premier League matches contested by Arsenal, the winger was replaced at half-time against Wolves and Spurs.