Will Iwobi become Arsenal’s new Mesut Ozil?

The German superstar Mesut Ozil has divided the Arsenal fans ever since he arrived because of his lazy-looking stance on the pitch, even though the stats say he is by far and away one of the most creative players in the country, and definitely the record holder of the fastest 50 assists in premier League history, but that doesn’t stop his detractors from abusing him every chance they get.

The newest member of the team to be subjected to such abuse is Alex Iwobi, who has just been granted a new improved contract despite still having two years left on his present deal. Unai Emery confirmed as much today when he asked about Iwobi he said: “I have the information. I want to work with the players first. This week, Mesut, Elneny and Iwobi are starting to work with us and our first impression is very good with them. My information is that he is going to sign and continue with us.”

That has not cheered up all Arsenal fans who have denigrated him as being one of “Wenger’s favourites” and call him “flappy hands” and other such nonsense.

Well it seems that it is not only Wenger who liked him if he has been given an extension. Yes he was given many chances while still inexperienced (and the party night before the FA Cup Third Round didn’t do him any favours either) but he IS still only 22 and could have many more years of improvement ahead of him.

I just seriously hope that he doesn’t have to go through the next five years being abused like Mesut Ozil has to deal with on a regular basis.

Sam P


  1. pires says:

    He has surley quality.But still raw and lacking end product.

    1. tony says:

      ozil became sh@t man just admit it.dont want another ozil tbh

  2. qoni says:

    maybe i am wrong, but i think he will not make the grade as long as he keeps the ball and likes to dribble one too many. gooner = forever

    1. waal2waal says:

      …he gonna have to learn to get the tic-a-tac-a, he learned under wenger, out of his sysyem and become more direct in the final third. maybe iwobi could take some lessons on how to represent a threat from our young gun emile.

      iwobi’s entire persona needs to undergo change. he needs to instill fear in opponenents by being persistant and by being a nuisance – Why? because as it stands i don’t think any top six side fears iwobi as a goal threat bevause the simple fact he’s done nothing to drive it home that he is a player that leaves his mark on a game…sorry but its true.

      obviously i hope he can adapt under emery watchful eye.

  3. Brian says:

    I do believe that nobody likes being abused but Wenger did give Iwobi enough time to show us that he is NOT premier league standard.Saying this Yes he is 22yrs but again you cannot make a racehorse out of a donkey.

    1. Trudeau says:

      Maybe, just maybe, experienced managers like Emery and Wenger have greater insight into Iwobi’s potential than us armchair pundits. Maybe, just maybe, Emery sees what Wenger saw in Ramsey. The key will be whether he can get the best out of them, something Wenger by snd large failed to do.

      1. Angus says:

        Trudeau don’t expect armchair’s to listen to that 😉

        1. Phil says:

          So what exactly is an armchair?If that describes supporters of Arsenal who don’t actually go to the games then I would ask if you go yourself.Not every fan goes to all the games for any number of reasons.Bit pathetic labelling these armchair fans don’t you think.

  4. Alldwayfromafika says:

    Yeah I wish so too…but we all too fickle over here probably due to many years of underachieving . He obviously got talents even if we only get to see just glimpse of them and am hoping he gets better cause we need him, I don’t buy Aub9 playing from the left and it doesn’t look like we getting any winger…so let’s encourage him instead of all the hates he get which are usually disguised as opinions…we way to bitter as fans….we could do better

  5. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    I could be the New PELE

      1. Jollof Style says:

        I had a dream……

    1. tony says:

      dont change ur gender plz

  6. John Rambo says:

    Eclipse has started

  7. Alldwayfromafika says:

    Nah….we all know your limitation

  8. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    The reasons for all these contracts is for us to get enough money for them when they are being sold next season .. it’s better giving them new contracts than making them run down their contracts or drawing out a new contract when they have only a year left

  9. gotanidea says:

    The fastest fifty assists in EPL history, full of predictable crosses and set-pieces assists. Very rarely produces through balls, for a so-called world class no 10

    If Iwobi gets the same number of chances to stroll around as a starter and to take all set pieces, maybe he could do the same thing

    But Iwobi’s skills and stature could make him more suited to be in Cazorla’s position

    1. GunnerJack says:

      Thanks once again for my daily laugh – I think Cazorla would have to grow by at least a foot to have the same stature as Iwobi and as players Iwobi is not fit to clean Cazorla’s boots. However I also agree with Trudeau – hopefully Unai can turn him into a footballer.

    2. Angus says:

      Why doesn’t anyone else do an Ozil then? Apparently because you do not have an idea and its not that easy. Your literally mocking Bergkamp, Henry, Pires etc. when you mock Ozil assists its amusing if sad especially Bergkamp who was a poor mans Ozil in assists and only slightly better in goals but that is memory for ya.

      1. OzzieGunner says:

        In my opinion Dennis Bergkamp was the best all round footballer I have seen play for Arsenal in 56 years; albeit mostly on television.
        However with regards to gotanidea’s comments regarding Mesut Ozil, I don’t care how he got his fastest 50 assists, but he did and other players haven’t. You don’t play 92 times for Germany and win German footballer of the year if you are a mug. Iwobi has a long way to go to emulate the achievements of Ozil. Ozil has a point to prove and this season given the players like Aubameyang, Lacazette, Perez and Mhikataryan to service he has the opportunity to show his best.
        There are enough media hacks who take every opportunity to take cheap shots at the Arsenal and denigrate our players.
        Everyone should get behind the club and support our players. Hopefully Arsenal can do its talking on the field and shut these so called pundits up.

        1. killamch89 says:

          Most of these so called “fans” only support a player when he plays well. As soon as their performance dips they start slagging off the player.

  10. Uba for Auba says:

    I have been backing him(iwobi) to make it and establish himself as a regular for Arsenal because he’s a youth product like bellarin. I will lose my interest in him if he fails to deliver the goods this coming season.

  11. jon fox says:

    People talk of 22 as it it is very young. It is not VERY young. The true greats are showing great ability well inside their teens and anyone who still looks bewildered with the game going on around him, as he so often does, when aged 22, is unlikely to ever make the top level grade. He has had more than enough chances and to compare him with Ozil is like comparing a tiny fish to a great and impressive whale.

    1. Mobella says:

      Another one get no ideal.

    2. jon fox says:

      I have no idea what this means as I am English and only speak English, apart from some French. What does ” ODE” mean?

      1. stubill says:

        As far a I know it’s a form of poem.

        1. Sue says:

          Yes in English!!

        2. jon fox says:

          Hardly Wordsworth then is it! Even a sonnet would be better than one word. When English is not your first language it is often hard to understand what you mean. This is becoming a bigger problem on here of late, as so many from Africa cannot write properly and use words the Brits do not understand. Not their fault but it makes debate difficult when they cannot write in English.

          1. Michael says:

            I’d prefer you keep your opinions unbiased and based on football… Not race.

          2. dela_gunin says:

            U tink English is all in all?
            I got my priority right….and that’s my heart language,,, eng is my brain language.

    3. Enda says:

      Jon your pontificating is doing my head in let a little joy into your life,every post I read from you is factually correcting fans and spealing out your view. Your that guy in the bar that causes everyone to do this ? when he’s not looking. Your constant correction of fans grammar is very endearing though. Ye are lovely at that age.?

      1. jon fox says:

        I have never corrected anyone’s grammar. That is a lie.

  12. arie82 says:

    Iwobi dont have fixed position, season before, he playing in all advance positions, left, center, and right.
    It better to mastering one position, rather that average in lot position.

  13. Sue says:

    Just how much longer have we got to wait for him to ‘come good’ I don’t think he’s good enough to play for the mighty Arsenal. Emery obviously sees something in him, been sat here for 3 hours trying to work out exactly what ?

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Seriously concerned for you!

      It took you 3 hours to get to that conclusion?

      1. Sue says:

        ?? well I exaggerated a little haha

        1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

          Glad you’re ok ???

  14. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Only if he poses next to a dictator and then retires from international football.

    Otherwise I can’t see any similarities

    1. stubill says:

      Look, if you’re going to come on this site, the very least you can do is speak English, not some backward language. It’s extremely ignorant, it’s typical of a coward who doesn’t have the guts to say it in a language we understand.

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Sounds like it’s you that needs a hug. Were you abused as a child/too scared too smile because they called you ugly?

        My child I watched you grow up. Now don’t reject me.

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Naija, are you from Somalia, is that what that ode thing is about ..a literal ode.

    2. Aderoy says:

      Naija Jollof,
      You are unbelievably rude and uncouth.
      If you don’t agree with someone else’s opinion you are free to state a counter opinion / point of view but it’s a bit rich of you to hurl abuse at anyone you don’t agree with.

      It’s very worrying to note that your call anyone whose point of view you disagree with ‘ODE’ (translates colloquially to mean ‘’idiot’).

      You have the right not to comment at all if you disagree with someone’s point of view like many happily do on this site.

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Iwobi is ****.

        If you don’t get that them it’s because your ugliness kept breaking the TV screen from your reflection so you never got to see football being played.

      2. Durand says:

        You related to Iwobi or something? Why take it personal?

        I’m asking honestly so I can understand. I assume ODE is applied to your Nigerian head coach and his staff after benching Iwobi?

        Wilshere and Walcott recieved FAR WORSE on this site FOR MANY YEARS my friend. Have you missed EVERY debate over Ramsey’s contract on this site?

        If Iwobi produces quality on the pitch, he’ll rightly receive praise not scorn.

        If……that is

        1. Break-on-through says:

          I was just thinking that this thread isn’t near as nasty as I expected it to be. Ramsey gets loads of abuse even after being named Arsenal player of the season. Iwobi, not that I’d condone it, would be in line for some stigma well ahead of some of the others who’ve received it.

      3. Arsene is Out says:

        So you call a fellow fan of your team because he doesn’t think that Iwobi is a good player? Is that it?
        So what is the reason why you like Iwobi? apart from the fact that he is Nigerian?

        He didnt even play all the games of Nigeria in the world cup and when he did, he was not good at all.

        All Jon Fox was saying that 22 is not too young to have shown yourself as a top footballer. Look at Mbappe or Dembele, or even our own AMN and Smith-Rowe who are all younger than Iwobi.

        And no calling someone an idiot is not an opinion but an insult.

        So in parting I would like to say get your head out of your ass (simply my opinion that it’s stuck there) and be civil to people in this forum.

      4. dela_gunin says:

        That’s wat they’re thinking

  15. Petit says:

    I’m Nigerian.
    But the truth must be said. Iwobi is but a squad player. He should not be a first team player for a team aspiring for the top.
    I’m disappointed Arsenal haven’t sold him yet, he has had plethora of chances under Wenger, and he made nothing out of it. He shoots like an old woman, his passing is not top notch, he’s dribbling is not on the area of the pitch where he can win freekicks or PKs that could decide matches, he’s defensive awareness is not too good either.
    Nothing about Iwobi stands out, he’s simply another Gibbs, Walcott, etc, you know them Wenger failed projects, that we waited for eternity to come of age, while their Spurs counterparts grew wings and are soaring.

    If Emery is willing to offer Iwobi new contract, I have no issue with that, as long as he won’t start making excuses when the team fails to perform, and Arsenal fans come for his head for decisions like keeping Iwobi.

    1. jon fox says:

      Well said. So many from Nigeria, but not you , take criticism of their countryman as a personal insult to them and their country , which is ludicrously incorrect. Some are , how do I say this politely, not actually very bright, regretfully. Most fans rightfully care nothing of which country, the world over, any player comes from, though I understand Iwobi was actually born in Britain which is irrelevent anyway. FANS ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN PLAYER ABILITY, NOT NATIONALITY. Most of us anyway.

      1. OzzieGunner says:


    2. RSH says:

      Yup, this is what it comes down to. He’s future deadwood just sitting there. Took us ages to get rid of the likes of Walcott, Gibbs, Wilshere, and now we are rewarding a player who had a terrible season. If he doesn’t cut it this season he has got to be on his way out next summer. No more waiting and hoping players turn out well and then nothing coming of it. Getting Wilshere off the books is such a relief though honestly, lol. Him and Wenger being gone truly does feel like the club is just going forward

      1. GunnerJack says:

        There might be 3 reasons he’s got a new contract:
        1) At the moment we have to have a certain number of ‘home-growns’
        2) When selling a player it’s usually the case that you get more for them if they have a decent length contract in front of them, compared to one near the end of his term
        3) Maybe Unai is trying to boost his confidence as in “Here’s your new contract, so you can see we (the staff) believe in you – now go out there and prove to our fans that you are indeed a good player”

  16. ThirdManJW says:

    People say Iwobi is still raw, and young, but given the amount of opportunities he’s had, he should be producing better, and more consistent performances, even at 22 years of age. Quality players would be producing at 22, and I am not even sure Iwobi plays well one in ten games! At the moment, I wouldn’t even classify him as a decent squad player. I’d sooner keep Perez, or Welbeck, over Iwobi, and I’d also have Nelson ahead of him.

    Now that Iwobi is staying, it makes sense to loan him to another Premiership club, because I cannot imagine he’ll get much game time this season. Another reason to loan, is that he’ll have a better chance of playing, thus raising his profile, and value, if he does okay, which then makes it easier to sell him if needs be. Either way, a loan is win win for Arsenal.

    1. Sue says:

      Like Cardiff???

    2. waal2waal says:

      irony is somebody will want to buy iwobi so we can only guess emery has a position in his mind already that iwobi can work at. emery knows by offering improved terms he ensured that the club will get more than a [nominal fee] when eventually the time comes to sell – its entirely a business decision imo because the improved offer cannot possibly have been the result of anything alex has shown on the field.

      @ThirdManJW – Quote of the day:-
      “Now that Iwobi is staying, it makes sense to loan him to another Premiership club” 😀 I think its settled the player is yet to endear himself to a section of arsenal fans. this notion will change if he pulls himself together, values the opportunity he has been given and produces on the field.

    3. Stephen says:

      Yea you mean quality players like cavani, mahrez, vardy, and all the likes. Kindly give the guy a break! He was promoted to the first team for some reason, and I guess it must be for footballing reasons, else how come he plays better for Nigeria? We supported wilshere for over 7yrs. Iwobi just had one bad season, a season where 95% of the squad were terrible, and we conclude on him. Let’s see what he can offer under Emery.
      My opinion.
      And for Jon Fox, I think he is a bit too hard on our players. And I believe other fans are agitated by this as well. This makes me wonder if he has ever kicked a ball…

  17. Phil says:

    I had a very interesting discussion with an ex-Arsenal player who I won’t mention by name and the subject of Alex Iwobi came up.We were talking about players to look out for this year who would push the established players.He said Iwobi was the type of player that is quite good at most things but not particularly good at anything.Wenger played him because he would play to orders.Well god above knows what those orders were but the player never accomplished anything.I would ask anyone who can tell me why he should be given yet more chances when it is obvious we have better players than him looking to come through.
    And as for even attempting to compare Iwobi with Mesut Ozil that is a joke surely.Iwobi will never in a million years be anywhere near Ozils quality.And to have him as a playmaker is an even bigger joke.
    I give him one more season at the most before he is bombed out.No matter what Emery may try to do with him the player will need to possess some talent and a football brain.Iwobi has NOTHING and he will be overtaken very shortly by players of far more ability

    1. Aderoy says:

      Can someone please get this guy off this site?

      Stop hurling abuse at everyone, numpty.

      1. Naija Jollof says:

        You need sense in your life

        1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

          Too many Iwobi posters in the bedroom. Feel for you son

        2. Eddie Hoyte says:

          Naija Jollof get ahold of yourself and stop calling people names.. This is a site where they all speak their minds. Speak yours, if you have nothing to say stop calling people names

      2. stubill says:

        I’ve said what I think of him as politely as I can, so from now on I’m ignoring his ramblings.

        My old Dad gave me some good advice, amongst them there was this one “never argue with an idiot, they’ll only drag you down to their level”

        1. OzzieGunner says:


  18. Innit says:

    He has had a while to show us what hes got.
    Ozil hasn’t beem that great either but at least he had the 19 assists & 6 goal PL season.
    Iwobi hasn’t convinced me yet that he can be more than squad player.
    Hopefully Emery can change but if he doesnt improve this season, should be sold next summer.

  19. Alldwayfromafika says:

    The article wasn’t comparing them in terms of football skill but rather in the way they are been viewed…and then again am surprised you guys are calling out “naija jellof” for the name calling when that is all we do here…see the irony.

  20. Andrew E says:

    At age 22 Jack was almost a veteran so I don’t get this ‘he’s still young and can develop into a good player’ rubbish. He appears to be a really nice lad but has had numerous chances to improve and quite frankly has gone backwards over the past year and a half. If Emery can prove me wrong I will be happy to eat humble pie.

  21. RSH says:

    nope. Dont get why he’s getting a new contract either. He has 2 years left, let him prove himself this year and then if he is good enough give him an extension. Even if he gets down to one year, he’s not good enough to turn down an offer from us. Really don’t think this is the right decision. He’s just not been good enough for a club like Arsenal.

  22. PAi says:

    Wenger errand is gone, likewise his philosophe. here a new manager with new point of view. Alex Iwob given a chance may be more productive under new coach. Currently arsenal don’t have left winger…. Emery knows more of what he want.

  23. Phil says:

    Na ji my jollyoff or whatever you are called in your tribe.
    Just why are you so fixated with Iwobi?If you really are an Arsenal supporter you would surely want the best players playing at our club. Alex Iwobi Just is not and never will be good enough.How do I know?I just do.Ive seen enough players come and go at this club over the last 56 years to know of a player is any good.Trust me Iwobi is not very good.You take players such as Aubameyang Mykitarian Ozil Lacazette-These are all very very good footballers.Is Alex Iwobi as good as them?NO.Will Alex Iwobi EVER be as good as them?AGAIN NO.
    The player was not good enough for Nigeria at the World Cup.And Nigeria are rubbish.The facts don’t lie pal.
    If it is because he is a Nigerian player and you wish to support him through his career I can understand that.You will probably be on a Coventry City site this time next year.

    1. Naija Jollof says:


      The thunder that will fire you is warming up, just relax you hear?

      “Ive seen enough players come and go at this club over the last 56 years to know of a player is any good” blah blah blah. For 56 years you refuse to have sense.

      You think you’re doing me? You’re only doing yourself. CONTINUE!!

      1. Phil says:

        Continue what exactly?You want me to continue telling you that Iwobi is just a useless footballer?Or do you want me to continue belittling you for obvious lack of football knowledge.You are just a simpleton with no breeding pal.Keep speaking your native tongue because nobody understands a word you say anyway.

  24. jon fox says:

    From reading all the comments from non Nigerians , most have a low opinion of Iwobis onfield quality. Some Nigerians , though not all Nigerians, appear to regard criticism of IWOBI (BEING THEIR COUNTYMAN) as a player, as a personal insult to them and NIGERIA, WHICH IS A SHORT STEP FROM ALLEGING RACISM, WHICH OF COURSE IS ARRANT NONSENSE. In my long experience of fans from most evolved countries, racism is exceedingly rare and close to non existent in British football nowadays, though it was, regretfully, not always so, in the past. I do hope that some of those Nigerians who take this personally will take a step back, take a deep breath and reflect upon the truth. Which is that racism is still rife in certain countries , esp in some continents but NOTin Britain. And that this is a healthy debate site, where strong but non nasty opinions are welcome and disagreements are the breath of life that any fan site thrives on. Who can rationally say otherwise!

    1. Ken1945 says:

      Jon, on the issue of racism you and I are in complete agreement.
      Anyone who sees race, religion or sexuality as a barrier to another person is a very sick human being.
      I have not commented on the Iwobi issue, trusting the judgement of Emery above anything else.
      I commented in an earlier post that I have NEVER witnessed racial abuse at the Arsenal and I repeat that once again.
      If this jollief fellow is actually a real person, I just hope he is around to celebrate his tenth birthday with a different view of people across the world.
      Perhaps his parents need to take more of an active role in his early years.

      1. jon fox says:

        Ken, I could not even imagine agreeing with EVERY word you say,more than I DO. You will no doubt have read between the lines in my above post and noted how I specifically carefully phrased” certain countries” and “some continents”. I imagine others will also have noted that phrasing, as I wanted to be more specific but felt I should not be.. Suffice to say that there are clearly countries where racism, stupidly, IS rife but you and I do not live in one of them. This subject is thr main reason I chose not to condone the country inwhich the world cup was played, by watching the competition

        1. Ken1945 says:

          Jon, with you on everything you are saying.
          Just watching Tony Adams on PL legends.
          Now that’s a story everyone should read, digest and be in awe of!
          Must say I’m surprised that this jollief fellow has survived on this site with admin around!
          I actually feel sorry for the young man.

          1. Naija Jollof says:

            Oh poor old Ken, you want me kicked out of this site? Sorry pal not gonna happen. Live with it.

            Don’t feel sorry for me, feel sorry for yourself

          2. OzzieGunner says:

            Naija, jon fox and Ken1945 are two gentlemen on this site, who often disagree with one another. However their posts are always well reasoned from the perspective they endeavour to support and rarely, if ever are disrespectful.
            Accordingly I always read their comments. I look forward to the day when I look upon yours in the same way.

  25. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    He is coming into 23yrs which is the age players tend to mature and get more consistent.
    He could be the X factor for us.
    We lack players who have ability to engage opponents on the dribble.
    BOTH Nelson and Iwobi may have a pivotal role to play in wider areas for us.
    However, I also see Iwobi’s utility in deeper midfield.
    He has the strength to protect the ball (Guendouzi was falling over at the slightest brush)
    Plus he has the technical skils to get around in congestion but more so from a deeper position, he can see the play ahead of him far better. And yes, I’d rather play Iwobi than Ramsey . I don’t rate Ramsey at all
    Playing him as a winger would not be to his strength.

    1. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

      having said that , Iwobi is soo underrated by our fanbase. Yes he is inconsistent(like many young players are) but he’d be rated higher if he was Brazilian. He has the physical and technical qualities to be world class. Shocking how most people preferred he got sold for 25m while the likes of Richarlison move for 44m.
      Compared his stats to the likes of Richarlison, Pulisic and Coman and I was shocked he stacked up favorably to them yet many want him sold.

      you all want coman for 40m plus . and we all agree coman has no end product but believe with age, he will add that to his game. my question now is , IF YOU ALL BELIEVE COMAN CAN IMPROVE ON THAT, WHY NOT IWOBI ??

      1. Durand says:

        Not even same planet as Pulisic, sorry. Pulisic laps Iwobi in terms of talent, creativity, and Pulisic can finish, as well as being 3 years younger than Alex. Juve, Bayern interested in Coman, what big club or mid club asked about iwobi’s availability?

        Iwobi is danger close of being irrelevant. He needs a big year and to really show some quality. Otherwise, sell him next year and give his chances to Nelson.

        1. Naija Jollof says:


          If I give you back hand eh , your brain will reset?

          Why you never heard about clubs making inquiries about him was because Arsenal rejected €22m from Lazio (making it clear he isn’t for sale) and are swiftly trying to tie him down for another 5 years with a new and improved offer.

          “Iwobi is danger close of being irrelevant” Like seriously man wtf do you mean by this?

          Olodo oya reply

          1. Durand says:

            When you threaten violence and call people names it is because you do not have the intelligence to carry your half of a debate.

            Everyone sees this but you, unfortunately.

            Saddest part is,
            You made a conscious choice to behave in this manner. Tsk tsk

          2. Naija Jollof says:


  26. Tony says:

    Not a lover of either Iwobi or Ozil. Ozil will give you a 10 out of 10 moment but if he only gives 3 out of 10 for the rest of the game you are effectively playing with 10 players. Iwobi on the other hand gives 5 out of 10 every game which is also not good enough if our aim is top 4 this season! Iwobi is still young enough to learn whilst Ozil will not change his playing style and is the only player I know that can make a 50/50 challenge look more like 70/30 in favour of the opposition…….. he bottles out of challenges!

  27. Goonerboy says:

    RSH my friend,

    This made me laugh;

    “he’s not good enough to turn down an offer from us.”

    Be careful there, anything can happen
    I have once made a case for why Iwobi is a victim of Wenger, he is suffering from what led to the departure of the Ox.
    The first thing anyone needs in life is a set goal, and for players i thought it is first of all, a position
    Can anyone really tell us his position? (A Cm imo)
    He was never educated/trained in a position, he was always moved around, he can such a player really develop? Especially under a manager who does not really offer much in terms of actual tactics and training

    Yes, some players are exceptional and can perform anywhere (ala Cazorla) but some will need all the help they can get.
    I remember everyone on here was so excited about him in his break out season, now all of a sudden, we wanna give up on him?

    However, i agree that at 22 he should not be considered as someone sooooo young anymore, how old is Rabbiot, Pavard, Mbappe, Dembele, even Torreira is 22 also but look at his very apparent development….

    So Iwobi has a lot of developing to do, and if i may ask,
    What happened to everyone getting a clean slate under Emery??

    1. RSH says:

      Getting a clean slate isn’t getting a new contract for being poor last season. I personally don’t see him as a player for our future. And Emery has only worked with Iwobi for less than a week. Of course he knows more of what he wants from players and knows Iwobi’s talents better, but Iwobi has not done much at all since his first few months of breaking into the first team. The only reason he’s still relevant is because of the lack of wide options we have had and that Wenger favored him. I’d loved to be proven wrong this season, but so far in his career he has not been up to the quality needed to be an Arsenal player. And he is absolutely not good enough to turn down an offer from us either. Unless he scores 10-15 next seasons, which is highly unlikely, no club bigger than Arsenal will be looking to sign him next summer.

      1. dela_gunin says:

        Go sell him,,,,

  28. BenardoM says:

    It’s being reported now that Bonnuci wants to return to Juventus.

  29. LoySupremo says:

    All you guys that are arguing about Iwobi , saying he is not good, he should be sold….
    How can any young player stand out, when playing in a team that does not help you improve.?

    Look at Bellerin…he has stagnated under Wenger.
    Look at Koscielney…he also started playing crap…..from 2 seasons ago
    Look at Alexis Sanchez before he finally left…..
    Look at Chambers & Holding…..both didnt do well last season
    Look at Ramsey for the Last two seasons…..
    Look at Kolasinac last season….he even became a bit FAT towards the end of the season

    Now go over to Real Madrid, some seasons ago, ISCO was almost sold for about 22m pounds alongside Illaramendi because of all of his previous bullshit performances until Zidane came and gave him the right training to improve himself.

    Iwobi has got real quality. But the previous MANAGER has not helped him to improve at all. A lot of pressure was on the WHOLE team from the lack of fresh ideas plus no passion any more from the players to do better.

    Iwobi is for sure a SQUAD player, but Iwobi is still BETTER than Welbeck, Walcott and even Chamberlain. SO when i see you guys screaming for him to go when NO REAL COACH has really drilled him yet (Thank God for Emery’s arrival), who in this present youth academy can really replace him as a Home grown Talent?

    You guys should take your time o…

  30. Innit says:

    Next article please

  31. Innit says:

    Im glad the transfer window closing early this season? Im sure it went into Sept last year or close to Sept.

    It makes sense to close it before the season begins. I just hope Emery gets 1 or 2 more players next week.

  32. Sir b says:

    Naija jollof, I believe you hail from Ibadan city in Nigeria right?

  33. Richarse says:

    How on earth do we treat Joel Campbell this way…life’s unfair… Iwobi isn’t better than him

  34. Pauladonis says:

    from what PHIL iwobi is “quite good at many things but not good at anything in particular”, right PHIL? a saying comes to mind, “Do not fear him that has practised 10000 kicks once, but fear him that has practised a kick 10000 times”

    1. Phil says:

      And exactly WHAT does that mean?Ive seen enough of Iwobi to know that he is USELESS.You can spout off as much voodoo as you like pal but it doesn’t get away from the fact that Iwobi will NEVER be good enough to play for Arsenal

  35. Deviation from real subject to irrelevant issues had made this site boring woeful, stop rainy abuse on your fellow gunners,everyone has their opinion. Let’s get behind our players Lol

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