It’s Hard To Drop Alex Iwobi Now, He Has Added Goal Scoring To His Game – Wenger


Manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger has once again ruled out dropping forward Alex Iwobi from the starting line up, claiming the youngster has come off age by adding goals to his game.
Despite calls to the contrary from supporters of the team, the Nigeria international has retained his spot in the starting line up for Arsenal ahead of some established stars like Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and new signing Lucas Perez.
Iwobi forced Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton into scoring own goals in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Swansea City and his manager believes his quality in the box lead to the own goals scored by the defenders.

“Alex Iwobi has started to score goals and that is a good sign for us.

“Overall, I am convinced that when you are always in the box (and) when you force your opponents to dive at your shots, sometimes it goes for you and sometimes not.

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“Today (on Saturday), it went for us,” Wenger told Premier League TV after the game at the Liberty Stadium.

Iwobi has scored twice in 17 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season.