Wenger Relegates Iwobi To Arsenal Reserve Team Over Poor Form, Out Of Crystal Palace Tie

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Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has been relegated to the U-23s of Arsenal by manager Arsene Wenger due to a poor run of form.

Iwobi is presently lining up for the U-23s in a Premier League 2 clash, while the first team get set to take on Crystal Palace in a Premier League clash later this evening.

The Nigerian was sacrificed by the manager for the returning Francis Coquelin who missed the game against West Ham due to family issues that required his presence in France.

Playing for the U-23s will be strange for the Nigerian as the last time he played at that level was in January 2016, over a year ago since he became a regular with the first team.

He will line up alongside familiar first team faces in Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Debuchy, Rob Holding and Carl Jenkinson against the U23s of the Championship side.

*Daniel Martins

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