Because of the long drawn out recent illness of the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil, Arsene Wenger has a big problem about how to replace such an important and integral member of the team. This problem was made a lot more difficult due to the injury and fitness problems keeping out Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla out and the fact that Jack Wilshere was out on loan.
So the Frenchman turned to young Alex Iwobi and the Nigerian international did pretty well in my opinion. Whether or not he ends up playing in the number 10 role more often as his career progresses or stays in his more usual wide forward position only time will tell, but I certainly think that he is learning a lot from playing with the brilliant German on a weekly basis.
I think Iwobi had one of his best games in an Arsenal shirt away to Swansea on Saturday and I reckon he is looking more and more like the sort of player we have in Ozil. Iwobi’s passing and vision was fantastic and he was integral to all of our creative play, just as Ozil as been called the oil that lubricates the Arsenal gears.
We are starting to see some incredible flicks and tricks from Iwobi as well as an improvement in his all round game and impact, so is playing with Ozil turning him into a better player? And just how good a Gunner have we got?