It might not have quite come for the young Gunner but of all the Arsenal players on the pitch in our EFL cup defeat by Southampton it was Alex Iwobi who looked the most likely and showed the most desire to actually get something good to happen for Arsenal.
Martinez 6 – Not a great first game after a new contract. Could have done better on both goals.
Jenkinson 4 – Perhaps trying too hard as well as being rusty after long injury. But pretty awful.
Gabriel 6 – Our best defender looked quite sharp but it was a tough night.
Holding 5 – Got better after a shaky start. Needs more game time but that seems unlikely. January loan anyone?
Gibbs5.5 – Made a few mistakes but alright in general.
Coquelin 6 – At least tried to get into the box or shoot.
Elneny 5 – Off colour and Wenger’s revelation he was ill at least explains it.
Ramsey 5 – Woeful shooting and decision making from what should have been our star man.
Reine-Adelaide 6 – Some good stuff but not enough.
Iwobi 7 – Lively, active and skilful but on his own was never going to be enough for Arsenal.
Lucas 5 – Was he playing? Clearly needs game time and fitness to sharpen up.
Xhaka 6 – Picked up the pace and did okay.
Maitland-Niles 5.5 – Pretty solid game off the bench. Got forward.
Oxlade-Chamberlain 6 – Tried hard but should have started.