Arsenal moves to fine Alex Iwobi for breaking club’s rules about partying before a game

Written by on January 10, 2018

Alex Iwobi was filmed partying just 24 hours before the FA cup game against the Nottingham Forest on Saturday, January 7.

Arsenal FC is currently considering placing a fine on the Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi if it is confirmed that he clubbed 24 hours before their FA Cup loss on Saturday, January, 7.
According to the club rules, every player is expected to observe a 48-hour curfew before any league game or match. However, a report in British tabloid, The Sun, showed Alex Iwobi partying just 24 hours before the game and thus, negatively impacting his performance.

Alex Iwobi breaking the rule
The 21-year-old Arsenal forward was videoed dancing in central London at 2.37am on Saturday morning with a video uploaded to Snapchat. The clip was captioned “Shouldn’t Iwobi be sleeping?”.

“Maybe his partying had something to do with it. He shouldn’t be up that late,” The Sun reported.

A neighbour confirmed this party
Neighbours complained that all through the night there was a loud noise from the rented flat. It is important to note that the apartment was Airbnb flat in Soho, Central London. The party was reported to continue till 3.30am on Saturday morning, the same day Arsenal played Nottingham Forest.

“They claimed they hadn’t been allowed into a club and that’s why they rented the flat.”

“They were keeping everyone in the building awake. I was woken at 1 am by chanting and singing and went to complain. There were laughing gas canisters all over the place and a strong smell of weed,” a neighbour told the Sun.

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