Arsenal are set to fine Alex Iwobi for attending a party prior to Arsenal’s FA Cup shock defeat.
The 21 year-old completed 90 minutes as Arsenal were humiliated in a 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest last Sunday.
The Guardian report Iwobi was filmed dancing in central London at 2.37am on Saturday in a video uploaded to Snapchat.
Arsene Wenger confirmed that the Nigerian is set to incur a fine for attending the party.
Wenger said: “That is true. He will be fined. It is impossible to go out 48 hours before a game. It is unacceptable.”
“First of all we have to be cautious with everything that is coming out,” Wenger said.
“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.
“Did he do drugs or alcohol? Not at all. If your neighbour takes drugs, what can you do? You are responsible for your own behaviour, not the behaviour of your neighbour.”
Iwobi did not enjoy the best of games at the City Ground and Wenger admitted his player’s performance could have been affected.
“Who knows that?” Wenger said. “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.”