Nigerian and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi has been blasted on social media after mocking Rennes defender Hamari Traore for having a bad breath during Thursday’s Europa league triumph over the French club.
Alex Iwobi held his nose following a bust-up with the Rennes defender during Arsenal ’s 3-0 Europa League victory over Rennes and Arsenal were fortunate to not see Alex Iwobi sent off late on for kicking Traore in an incident off the ball.
Traore furiously confronted Iwobi and as the two went face to face to speak to each other, Iwobi started to hold his nose before walking away from the situation and this has led to some social media users blasting the Nigerian over his conduct towards Traore.
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Though Traore was booked for the foul, Alex Iwobi could face further disciplinary actions as footages of the incident shows the referee, Andris Treimanis missed the Arsenal midfielder’s kick off the ball.
The Gunners overturned a 3-1 defeat from the first leg with two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ainsley Maitland-Nile sealing a 3-0 victory for Unai Emery’s side, who have now secured a place in Friday’s Europa League quarter-final draw.