Alex Iwobi was hooked at half-time by Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti on Monday night as the Toffees suffered a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur – and Arsenal supporters have reacted on Twitter.
Spurs earned a crucial three points in the hunt for European football as Gio Lo Celso’s effort was inadvertently deflected into the back of the net by England defender Michael Keane. It proved to be the only goal of the game.
Both sides lack any cutting edge, with both enduring topsy-turvy seasons that see them sit in mid-table. Iwobi, like Everton, has struggled – failing to prove his £35million (Telegraph) fee which took him to Everton last summer.
The Nigeria international has managed 26 appearances in all competitions for Everton throughout 2019-20, but has scored just two goals – one of which came in the FA Cup against Lincoln City. The other against Wolves.
Despite Everton’s big financial outlay on the versatile attacker, Iwobi has really struggled at Everton – with a hamstring injury in ruling him out midway through the campaign. He was taken off at half-time on Monday.
Replaced by youngster Anthony Gordon, many Arsenal fans could not believe that their club had raked in a fee as high as £35million for Iwobi – as they watched their former player struggle in the blue of Everton.
Imagine selling Iwobi for £40m and replacing him in the squad with Saka.
— Neil Brooks (@NeilBrooksAFC) July 6, 2020
One of Arsenal best transfers is selling Iwobi to Everton. I know he is only 24, but he hasn’t improved since leaving AFC.
— Amateurfootyviews (@_Amateurfooty) July 6, 2020
£34MILLION ENGLISH POUNDS for Alex Iwobi.
Thats got to be the best bit if business done by Arsenal in the last 10 years.#DaylightRobbery
— ??? ?????? ??? ? (@AFC_AdidasEra) July 6, 2020
To think Arsenal actually received 48m from Everton for Iwobi and Walcott ?? pic.twitter.com/pCphgKcorh
— Gab ✿ (@k0lade) July 7, 2020
— Yaw Agyenim Boateng, MBA (@NattyShocks) July 7, 2020
It’s sad what’s happpened to Alex Iwobi’s career. It was obvious he wasn’t Arsenal level but he even looks out of his depth at Everton. Don’t think I’ve seen a player with worse end product than him. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the Championship eventually.
— marco (@marco_gooner) July 6, 2020