Brighton v Arsenal : Iwobi Rated The Worst Outfield Player On The Pitch

Published: March 04, 2018
Brighton v Arsenal : Iwobi Rated The Worst Outfield Player On The PitchAlex Iwobi was rated the second-worst player of the 22 players that started in Arsenal's shocking 2-1 loss to Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Seagulls outscored Arsene Wenger's side in a flurry of first half goals thanks to Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray, an outcome which proved just enough to consign Arsenal to their fourth straight defeat in all competitions this season in spite of all their second half efforts.

According to statisticians at, only goalkeeper, Peter Cech received a lower rating than the Nigerian international who was awarded a paltry mark of 5.60 after he had failed to turn up significantly as Arsenal fell to the defeat.

During his 74 minutes on the pitch, Iwobi made zero tackles, zero dribbles, had a pass success rate of 43%, won one aerial encounter, had two shots and lost possession four times.

The statistics were complete opposite of his tallies in the reverse fixture in 2017 when he got in among the goals for Arsenal in a 2-0 win against the same opposition, where he made two dribbles, had three shots, made one tackle, had a pass success rate of 90% and was dispossessed just twice.

The result has left Arsenal's hopes of securing European football through top four qualification hanging by a thread as they are currently trailing fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by 13 points with less than 10 league games left to play.

Emmanuel Chinaza

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