Can Wenger turn Iwobi into Arsenal’s own Harry Kane?

If Arsenal fans get our wish then over the next few weeks we will see another striker sign for the Gunners and it will not be an unheard of young French player from the lower leagues like Yaya Sanogo. If Arsene Wenger does manage to complete the transfer of a player like Alexandre Lacazette then I guess our young Nigerian international will be playing in one of his usual roles of wide forward or attacking midfielder.

If the boss does not spend money on a quality striker though, and it would not be the first time by any means, then perhaps Iwobi could be an answer to our problems up front. The reason I used the ezample of the Tottenham and England striker Harry Kabe in the title is because I think the two players have similar attributes, such as pace, power and good footwork.

Don’t forget that Kane was also used mainly out wide as he came up through the ranks of the spuds, but look at him now. Just look also at the way Iwobi played after coming on against Viking, His first goal was a nice piece of forward play involving a great run and a slick finish, while his second was a real cracker and all his own work.

Wenger has had success before in making centre forwards out of wide men (cough, van Persie, cough) so do you think he could do it again with Iwobi?



      1. He was primarily a striker in our youth setup, he was convert because of his abilities. I still feel he will end up playing the center forward role in later in his career.

    1. I wouldn’t say he reminds me of Kanu but Iwobi so far has shown an abundance of talent of which should not be wasted, @Bob – you talk of wishes and I hope that Wenger does buy the striker and defender we need and I hope you have Aladdins lamp at hand lol.

  1. I think you can forget about lacazette, if there ever was a chance of him coming to Arsenal, after this :

    Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette was substituted at half-time in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
    Alexandre Lacazette will undergo tests to determine the severity of a hip injury suffered during Lyon’s resounding loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Trophee des Champions.
    Linked with a move away from Ligue 1 for much of the off-season, namely to Premier League outfit Arsenal, Lacazette was substituted at half-time of Lyon’s 4-1 defeat to PSG on Saturday.
    Lacazette refused to talk about the injury post-match but coach Bruno Genesio provided an update on the 25-year-old striker, with Lyon sweating on his fitness.
    “It’s worrying,” said Genesio. “It’s a big downside of the evening in addition to the defeat.

  2. I wouldn’t want him to walk through life with his gob permanently open like Kane. I wonder how many flies he gets through over 90 minutes…!

    1. We’ve secretly had him at a cloning facility working on getting two of him….
      The only thing better than a Yaya is two..

  3. Iwobi isn’t a striker and if you watched his style of play you would know he’s destined to be a playmaker like Ozil or Silva. He’s a goal creator and a provider NOT a finisher.

  4. Arsenal fans officially begin their Moaning and complaining from the 14th of August . Its a very sad and pathetic fan base here. Many people want Arsenal to lose to Liverpool so AW gets the idea of buying a Star Striker but what happens if we get a striker and still lose. Whether we add players or NO, we should be supporting Arsenal and pray they win. It’s better for those fans who keep complaining about the transfer activity- PLEASE SUPPORT THE CLUB WHICH WILL WIN THE EPL at the end of the season. Man U, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool etc. We should be very proud of Arsenal a club with principles and no controversies oh and the way we play is an envy for so many clubs.

    1. Sad and pathetic maybe but that is way better than gullible and deluded ….Arsenal FC we have principles and no controversies ….that my friend is corporate bs branding cover for …Arsenal FC 4th place is what we aspire to… The envy days are long gone I am afraid … On the striker issue wenger is now saying he still believes in Walcott for that role … If so you had better get used to spending a lot if time on your knees over the next 9 months

      1. “U are one of the problems we have at Arsenal”
        Bobbyraz I don’t think it fans like him that have hope in the club that is the problem it’s the ones that fund the club by renewing season tickets every season despite bitching about the prices being over priced and us not making world class signings. The only way the club would change their transfer activity and policy to appease the fans is if games were boycotted and less season tickets were bought until big signings were made. He’ll such actions could even result in ticket prices being dropped. Just saying.

  5. NO Iwobi is all over the place he will not make a top class striker. As for Wenger saying there are no strikers that meet his criteria he has had a long time to sign one but just won’t spend the money. If he does not sign a Top class Striker he should be SACKED I for one have had enough of him . Arsenal have not had a decent Striker since RVP and Henry. Giroud is not good enough and Wenger knows this.

  6. Yes, I think he has all the attributes of a good CF. He can link up, he can play with back to goal. He has pace to run in behind. He can pass to players in better positions. He has a good leap on him.

    Will he be clinical though, and how clever would he be at finding space, running at the correct time, also making the correct run. If he practices hard enough, uses the right role model, maybe Henry, and listens to the right people, he may become a really top striker.

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