Wenger to fine Iwobi for partying before Arsenal's FA Cup ouster

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger given three-match touchline ban

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger given three-match touchline ban

Nigerian worldwide Iwobi started for the Gunners as they crashed out of the tournament following a 4-2 defeat to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

With Arsenal out of the FA Cup but set to face Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday, Wenger is hopeful of winning a domestic trophy this term.

And Wenger has confirmed that the club will not accept such behaviour from one of their stars and will come down heavy on him if the allegations prove to be true.

The report added others at the Soho house party "smoked cannabis and inhaled laughing gas" and there were noise complaints from the neighbours, while a source reportedly said: "Maybe Iwobi's partying had something to do with [the defeat]".

Fans are understandably still reeling from the loss and matters have now been made worse after footage of Alex Iwobi partying until 3am, just hours before the game, has emerged. It's unacceptable. I will have to see him, " Wenger explained.

"First of all you have to be cautious with the news coming out".

"He was out a birthday party". When you read what is reported it's like he has taken drugs, he is not involved in that at all. "I will decide what happens". "You know that sometimes you want to prepare 100 per cent but it is not always a guarantee you will be at your best". You are responsible for your behaviour. "But that is what is requested from a top-level professional". Wenger said none of the club's injured players will return for the Chelsea match, meaning he will again be without defenders Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac, midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka and striker Olivier Giroud. If there's an opportunity we will try to take it.

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