Arsenal front man Alex Iwobi said his club will not allow last Sunday’s defeat to Manchester City affect the fortunes of the club as the English Premier League reaches a fever pitch.
The Gunners with an early goal dominated the match played at the Etihad Stadium, but City levelled up and won with a Raheem Sterling goal. Arsenal are now in forth place with 34 points nine steps behind league leaders Chelsea and with with Tottenham and a resurgent Manchester United putting pressure on the Gunners, Iwobi said Arsenal will be ready to fight.
“We’re going to keep on going, fight until the end and see where we go. We’ll just have to continue how we were playing at the start of the season,” Iwobi said. “We just have to get that back and kick on now and prepare well for the next game.”
While Gunners manager Arsene Wenger criticised the officials for what he claimed were two offside goals, Iwobi, 20, admitted that the team lost their intensity after the break.
“I guess you could say we took our foot off the gas,” Iwobi told Arsenal’s official website. “Man City took advantage very well in the second half. We were up against a tough side today, we were just unfortunate to not keep the win.”
Iwobi was back in the starting line-up after being dropped in recent league games, but was taken off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the second half. Oxlade-Chamberlain was then taken off with an injury, dealing Arsenal another blow.