Wenger blast Iwobi & Co over Europa League defeat - FCNaija

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 23/02/2018

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blasted Alex Iwobi and the rest of Gunners squad that featured in the surprise defeats to Ostersunds in the Europa League round 32 encounters.

North London outfit were beaten 2-1 on Thursday night with from Hosam Aiesh and Ken Sema in the space of 70 first-half seconds saw the Sweedish side threaten to pull off a huge upset but Wenger men progressed into the next round with a 4-2 aggregate win.

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"We were not at the races in the first half. The second half was much better. Our energy was higher and we were in control. We were complacent in the first half, not focused and had no ideas on the ball.

"It’s better not to talk too much tonight and focus on our next game.

"I think the team in the first half was not at the level you expect. It was not easy for the defenders as we lost the ball early and didn’t screen the ball well.

"Ostersund might not have a glamorous name but technically and collectively they’re a good side,” Wenger told the media afterward.

Arsenal will learn their last-16 fate tomorrow, with the draw taking place at 12 pm (GMT).