Nigerian international and Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has revealed that Arsene Wenger is helping him become a more complete player.
Iwobi made his Premier League debut last season and has surprised flourished since then.
Despite picking up a thigh injury during Arsenal’s Premier League opener, the 20-year-old has staked a claim as a first team player of Arsenal.
‘At the moment, because I’m not really the best at defending, he says I need to treat it how I treat attacking,’ Iwobi told Newsbeat.
‘And that’s something that’s really rung true with me. I love attacking, but I hate defending and it’s something I need to add to my game.’
Wenger, who is celebrating his 20-year anniversary at Arsenal, is aiming for his fourth Premier League title in what could be his final season with the club and his experience hasn’t gone unnoticed.
‘He’s experienced, he knows about the Premier League, he knows about everything,’ Iwobi added.
‘It’s such a great feeling to work for him, especially when he’s been at the club for 20 years and has worked with some class players.
‘To be involved with that is just crazy. He’s completely relaxed.
‘He’s a calm guy, an approachable guy and he knows what’s best for you.’