Date: 11th April 2016 at 5:19pm
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Arsenal are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Alex Iwobi in the three all draw with West Ham at the weekend at Upton Park was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Iwobi as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

The only person who really survived Arsenal’s mauling at Upton Park was Iwobi. The youngster set up Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez with two lovely assists that should have put Arsenal into an unassailable lead against the Hammers. Amid all the hullaballoo about Arsenal missing yet another opportunity to wrestle the title from Leicester’s grasp, I want to know how the FA could have allowed this prodigious talent, who played for the England Under-19s, to fall into the hands of Nigeria. The Super Eagles have failed, yet again, to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and now Roy Hodgson can’t even add the this lad to the other exciting prospects for the European Championship. We really can’t afford to let talent like this slip through our fingers.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Iwobi for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was getting three points and unfortunately that didn’t happen.

Full Team:

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Steve Cook (Bournemouth), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Alberto Moreno (Liverpool), Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Andy Carroll (West Ham).