Tbh how could anyone even think he was bad last night?
There was Welbeck on the pitch for example being the total non-entity that he is (offensively) never even touching the ball. And then there was Iwobi. Under scrutiny in a poor side against a top side. Still driving us forward and giving us some semblance of build up and only having Wilshere and Lacazette for support.
Iwobi wasn’t out there losing the ball, making dumb passes or shirking responsibility.
He gets an unfair shake for a young footballer who’s actually shown some genuine technical class, decent movement and good decision making in big games for club and country. He’s got genuine attributes to work with. This is the sort of player that Arsenal are meant to nurture.
He’s not some world beating talent. But he is a good talent. He obviously has flaws to his game that he will need to develop over the next few years.
But the main reason people shit on him is because Wenger isn’t playing a more experienced player in that position. That isn’t Iwobi’s fault. We want Arsenal to play the Arsenal way again. Of all the players that deserve the boot in our set up, why do our fans target a kid that tries to?
The Gervinho comparison is nuts. One is exclusively a dribbler with bags of skill and pace, with zero brain to back it up. Then the other is a budding playmaker that makes the right choices on the ball, with a good touch, good movement and can create good openings for his team. Iwobi is far more useful in the long run than a brainless touchline dribbler.