Posted on March 22, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal legend Henry believes Iwobi attitude is what makes the difference

Jamie Redknapp has revealed that Thierry Henry is a big fan of Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi, and has highlighted his attitude as his strong point.

The 19 year-old has hit the ground running in the first-team this season, earning the right to start matches away at Everton and Barcelona in recent weeks.

Iwobi scored his first league goal in his only start in the Premier League thus far, and is rightly a strong talking point amongst pundits and fans alike.

Jamie Redknapp has now stated that Henry has told him that he believes Iwobi stands out among the crowd due to his attitude.

The former Liverpool midfielder said: “Thierry, who has worked with the 19-year-old, said the most impressive thing about this young man is his attitude. That’s what sets him apart.

“Iwobi plays with a smile on his face, he’s never late for training and he is a conscientious young man. You might expect that to be a given for any young footballer but sadly that’s not the case in the modern game.

“That’s why he deserves everything he’s got this past week.”

The Nigerian international has impressed so much that he could be set for an extended stay in the first-team, giving the likes of Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Oxlade-Chamberlain a job to dislodge him from his role.

“He’s got pace, he’s athletic and he looks a real prospect. You’d also have to say his performances have pushed him to the front of the queue ahead of a few more established stars,” Redknapp added.

With our season destined to finish without a trophy, Iwobi’s emergence could prove to be our best accomplishment this season, although Danny Welbeck is also looking like he could play a big role for us in the new term also.

Do we all agree that Iwobi deserves his place in the first-team, or does he still have a lot of work to do to earn that?

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5 thoughts on “Arsenal legend Henry believes Iwobi attitude is what makes the difference

  1. Davros

    Only 19. He is good now. Iwobi could be amazing in a few years

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  2. TR7

    deserves a place ahead of some few stars but has to keep going high..

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  3. MDOwn

    His partnership with wellbeck seems to be a real gem. In theeverton game in particular the movement relative to one another and slick passing was real quality.

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  4. synthiagoCazorla..HUMVN,Machine

    Iwobi is playing without any fear whatsoever. Usually players that play with a smile on their face are great players e.g Ronaldinho.

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  5. Simon_MrMac

    Big Iwobi fan-

    Think he and Cambell proved a great find this year. Sadly Sanchez, and a few other key players have been injured or not quite at their usual high levels- which is why we dropping off the title challenge

    Can’t help but feel if we had as few injuries as Leicester this year, or Chelsea last year we’d by in top spot in the Prem’ship

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