Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi will be fined for staying at a party until early Saturday morning ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup loss at Nottingham Forest, and called the 21-year-old’s behaviour “unacceptable.”
“That is true. He will be fined,” Wenger said about the report. “It is impossible to go out 48 hours before a game. It’s unacceptable.”
“First of all you have to be cautious with the news coming out. When you read what is reported it is like he has taken drugs,” Wenger said. “He is not involved in that at all, he has been out at a birthday party. How long has he stayed? That is important. After, I will decide what happens.
“If your neighbour takes drugs, what can you do about it? You are responsible for your behaviour, not for the behaviour of your neighbour.”
However, he confirmed he will pick a stronger lineup than he usually does in this competition, and is determined to win the only domestic trophy that has eluded him in England.
“Yes, I would love to win it because we are now in the semifinal and if it’s an opportunity we will try to take it,” he said.
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