Arsenal contain Chelsea in first half of 180-minute semi-final

Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

Why did Iwobi start?

After partying late before an FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest, where Arsenal were stuffed 4-2 by a bunch of kids.

While Iwobi started, Alexis Sanchez was on the bench.

Was Wenger protecting his fitness before selling his best player to Manchester City?

Iwobi gets worse every time I see him play.

His passing and shooting are rubbish, game after game.

Wilshere was Arsenal’s best player but he got injured and had to go off. Kante, as so often, was superb for Chelsea.

Morata was feeble again and could miss three sitters again in the second leg. He  is not a reliable goal-machine like Drogba or Diego Costa.

The second leg cannot be as dull as this game and Arsenal could find themselves playing Manchester City at Wembley. But if they get lucky, they could be playing Bristol City

Starting elevens :

ARSENAL: Ospina, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette

CHELSEA: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Kante♥, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Alonso, Hazard, Morata