Wenger Warns Alex Iwobi – Nketiah Is In Competition With You


Manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger has suggested that Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi could lose his spot to rave of the moment Eddie Nketiah whose brace helped Arsenal see off Norwich City 2-1 in the Carabao Cup.


Nketiah came off the bench to good effect for Arsenal as his brace helped them recover from a goal down to progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 win achieved in extra time.

Speaking after the game, Wenger was asked if the brace by the 18 year old has earned him a look in for the squad in Premier League games, the French coach mentioned Iwobi as one of the players he is up against for a spot ‎in the main team.

“Yes, but I have players who need competition as well. This team played in Belgrade in a very physical game and I think we were not completely sharp, as we have been last week. These players, like Iwobi, who can play in the same position, they need competition”, Wenger told Arsenal.com.

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