Ahead of Arsenal’s game against Bournemouth tomorrow, it has been revealed by Arsenal.com that Alex Iwobi picked up a knock to his right ankle and is a doubt to play against the Cherries, but when asked about the Nigerian’s progress this season, Unai Emery admitted he was very happy with him so far but was looking for improvement in the future, as we all should.
The boss said: “I am very happy and I think he is working a lot to improve and he has energy, he has quality, he has things to improve. But he can do that,”
“For us, we have to be demanding with him and he himself be demanding to improve the things that he can get better at in his qualities.
“When he’s getting into the attacking third, into the box, [he needs] to be calm to decide the last action with assists and scoring more.
“But he is giving us a lot of attacking moments and opening space for other players when they are arriving to the ball.”
As he has been in the first XI for a while now, it is easy to forget that Iwobi is just 22 years old and has a lot of growing and improvement to come. This season he has definitely been moving in the right direction and is improving. Despite the amount of attention he gets on here, I think we should give him time to grow and improve and in a couple of years time we will be hailing him as a future Arsenal legend.
Let’s be positive shall we?