Ian Wright Explains Why Alex Iwobi Is Crucial To The Way Arsenal Play Under Emery


Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Arsenal fans will get to see the best of Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi in the near future due to some obvious qualities he has seen in the 23 year old, who scored in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town over the weekend.


The Nigerian was once again the target of fans of the club after their game against Huddersfield despite his impressive performance which he capped with the opening goal for his team in the win.

Speaking as a pundit on match of the day during the game, Wright praised the character of the Nigerian particularly with the way he gets criticised by fans of Arsenal on social media and even when he makes a mistake on the pitch.

Wright said the forward is pivotal to the system of coach Unai Emery and that explains why he still has the faith of the Spanish manager and he went a step further by explaining some of the qualities Iwobi has which will make him a hit in the future at Arsenal.

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“What I like about [Alex] Iwobi – somebody that takes a lot of stick from the Arsenal fan base – is he continually tries to get forward, and tries to play his game, which is taking players on and getting into the box.

“We are still talking about a very young player who has got a lot of ability and a lot of promise about him, and he is somebody who will get better.

“He needs a lot more encouragement but he is someone that does not hide, he doesn’t play safe or get the ball and pass sideways.

“He gets a little bit of luck with the deflection [for the goal], and he was just offside for another one.

“But he is somebody who, for me, with the right encouragement will be a very, very good player and a massive asset for Arsenal.

“Again he gets into a good position here and you want him to be a bit more clinical, but he is somebody they have got to get behind, he is a super player.”