Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has given his backing to Alex Iwobi to continue in the number 10 role for Arsenal ahead of regular man Mesut Ozil.
Henry while praising the contribution of the 20 year old Nigerian in the game against Crystal Palace, where he played in the midfield says Iwobi suits the team better than Ozil when it comes to playing teams with a defensive set up.
The Gunners legend who handled the Nigeria during his brief stint as coach of the Arsenal youth team, urged manager Arsene Wenger to keep Iwobi in the midfield instead of shifting him to the flanks once Ozil is available.
” Iwobi is better off in the middle for Arsenal when they come up against teams who are defensively minded like we saw against Crystal Palace”, Henry said on TV.
” Wenger must have seen it, and hopefully he will be picked ahead of Ozil in such games. He moves the ball quicker and faster leaving opposition defenders in their wake. He belongs to the middle”.