Alex Iwobi might be fined if confirmed that he was at a party 36 hours before Sunday's FA Cup loss at Nottingham Forest. There was a video on social media showing the 21-year-old at a party in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Arsene Wenger said is it “impossible” and “unacceptable” to go out within 48 hours of a game. The footage, which was uploaded to Snapchat, appears to show Iwobi dancing at a house party in central London at 02:37 GMT, and was published in The Sun newspaper. But Wenger said Iwobi was not involved in either taking drugs or drinking alcohol. “First of all we have to be cautious with everything that is coming out,” Wenger added. “When you read what is reported it is like he has taken drugs. He was not involved in that at all. “He has been out at a birthday party and how long he has stayed? That is important. After, I will decide what happens.” He added, “You know that sometimes you want to prepare 100% but it is not always a guarantee you will be at your best. But that is what is requested from a top-level professional.”