Wenger reckons Arsenal have a truly great player coming

The Arsenal and Nigeria international youngster Alex Iwobi is already very well thought of by us fans and is forging a very impressive reputation for himself for club and country since breaking into the Arsenal first team about a year ago and then getting the call-up to the senior Nigeria side.

Just this week the young forward was all over the football media for an audacious and brilliant ‘rainbow’ flick while helping Nigeria to victory over Algeria in an important World Cup qualifier. Iwobi’s national coach Gernot Rohr has also revealed that Arsenal and Nigeria fans should expect a lot more from the already impressive forward and he got that information from Arsene Wenger himself, reports the Evening Standard.

Rohr said, “When I met Arsene Wenger last month, we talked about Iwobi and he told me there’s more to his game than what we are seeing at the moment.

“He is a confident lad. He is not afraid to try new tricks in training and games. He can only get better; his best is yet to come.”

That flick really was something special, you can see the clip of it on this page if you missed it, and at such a young age Iwobi is already doing well, with a debut goal for his country, but with just two goals from 35 senior Arsenal appearances it seems obvious on the face of it where the lad needs to improve.

Hopefully that will come with time and experience but from Wenger’s words it sounds like he is expecting more than just an improvement to the young Gunner’s finishing, but many aspects of the game. So just how good do you think Iwobi could get?


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  1. Alexis the Great says:

    He is very confident for his age.
    Definitely a superstar in the making, and will probably be moved to centre-forward one day.

  2. G-Rude says:

    Maybe he will, maybe he won’t.
    We don’t want to start hyping up youngsters after just a handfull of games, we’ve seen that go all wrong too many times in the past.

  3. Wilshegz says:

    his close control of the ball enables him to retain possession while dribbling.. look at the Swansea game.

    he also has many tricks up his sleeves, n ll begin to show them with more confidence developed due to playing regularly… look at his rainbow flick vs Algeria.

    his physical size is also an advantage as he uses it to get past players in a similar way to YayaToure.. look at the Chelsea game, he literally bullied Ivanovic.

    Needs to work on his finishing n response tho.

  4. proffetic says:

    Best not to get too carried away with this young lad. His close ball control is superb but he has a long way to go with other aspects of his game. I’m not sure what his best position is. He isn’t quick or mobile enough to play on the wing. He doesn’t work hard enough for midfield. But yes he is a prospect but that’s all just now.

  5. Twig says:

    “So just how good do you think Iwobi could get?”

    As good as Welbeck

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