Ian Wright suggests Arsenal needs their former player back

Ian Wright has been impressed by the progress Alex Iwobi has made since he moved to Everton from Arsenal and he believes the Gunners need a player like him.

The Nigerian left Arsenal in 2019 as Unai Emery cleared the decks at the Emirates.

He was one of the finest graduates from the club’s Hale End academy, but the Spanish manager thought it was best to sell him at that time.

The midfielder is now shining under Frank Lampard on Merseyside and he is still only 26.

Arsenal has had a very good start to the season, but Wright believes they need a player like the former England youth international.

He said on the Wrighty’s House Podcast: “I’m just talking about somebody who’s making a massive difference to what Everton need – the work rate, his ball progression, his passing, everything. He’s the pass before the assist, people don’t realise it.

“You look at his work rate. It’s unbelievable. It’s the kind of intensity that Mikel wants now and needs now, we need that, we need somebody who can press like that.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Iwobi has improved since he moved to Everton and it is tempting to think we need him back in the team.

However, Mikel Arteta is the man in charge at the moment and we must trust him to choose the players that suit his system.

If he wants Iwobi, he would ask the club to sign the midfielder again.

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  1. So, since we’ve been top of the league we’ve been linked with players from Everton and Villa, two of the worst teams in the PL.

    That’s difficult to understand.

  2. 2Never in million years do we need Iwoby back.
    I think one of my all time favorite is “getting old” or somthing LOL.

  3. If anything was to bring Phil (PAL) back on a permanent rage basis, it would be if this happened 😂😂😂

  4. I thing we should go all out to replace Thomas Partey. We can not achieve anything with Injury prone player like him. Either he is injured or will leave us during African Cup on Nations.
    We should have a solid core , and currenty we dont have that because of his injury.
    Midfiled will again cost us Top 4 this season.
    I hope I am wrong

  5. Every time I watch Iwobi play I feel bad for Everton and how we completely mugged them.

    He has almost no pace, very little vision and holds the ball too long. Every now and then he’ll have a decent game but no thanks!

    1. I sometimes wonder about Ian, but I know where his heart lies.We need a top quality DM, which the likeable Iwobi is not.

  6. Hhahahahaah not even April fools lol NEVER would we want him back rather Phill Jones 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  7. He’s always been extremely good at taking the ball and keeping it under pressure. This stood out to me in many big matches when he was here. His problem was always the final pass or shot. He may have found a more suitable position in a deeper cm role, but I’d wait a bit before saying he’s someone we should be looking to bring back

  8. No doubt Iwobi seems to be a frank lampard project, his sudden ressurgence is quite amazing, most folks commenting here are yet to watch everton games this season and even towards closure of last year.

    When we sell our promising players , buy back clause should have been inserted

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