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De Bruyne (19'), Aguero (50' pen.), Jesus (75')
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Alex Iwobi takes sly dig at Arsene Wenger over Alexandre Lacazette omission

Alex Iwobi takes sly dig at Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi believes that Sunday's result against Manchester City perhaps "would have been different" had Alexandre Lacazette started the match.

Alex Iwobi has suggested that Arsenal would have had a better chance of beating Manchester City had Alexandre Lacazette started the match.

The Gunners' club-record signing sat out the high-profile affair at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, which City went on to win 3-1 to move further clear at the top of the Premier League.

Arsenal ultimately struggled to create too many clear-cut chances, with Alexis Sanchez being given the nod through the middle, until Lacazette arrived in the 56th minute and temporarily changed the complexion of the game with a well-taken strike.

In a sly dig at his manager, Iwobi believes that Arsenal would have been better off had they used Lacazette from the beginning.

"We had an extra attacking player going forward but at the end of the day we set up very well to play against City and we were just unfortunate," he told the club's official website. "Maybe if he'd started on the wing it would have been different, but it is what it is."

Lacazette was also overlooked for selection against Liverpool earlier this season, but his agent has moved to downplay talk of a potential falling out with Wenger.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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