Shocking – Arsene Wenger Issues Tall Order To Alex Iwobi

Despite being played in  an unfamiliar no. 10 position in our Cup game against Reading, Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has been hailed by Arsene Wenger, with Wenger admitted that he needs to work on his finishing.

The 20 year-old Nigerian international plays mainly on the left wing but interchanges with Ozil in midfield. His eyes for passes has seen his provided three assist already, which makes him versatile.

The Nigeria international was decent there as he’s no stranger to the role, putting in some key passes and looking lively for most of the match. However, his finishing wasn’t all there and this isn’t a new development. Despite featuring 11 times so far this season, he’s yet to find the back of the net.

“You see, he is not a typical winger and I think he can play in that role,”  Wenger revealed following the 2-0 win.

“He turns the game forward, he passes the ball through the lines very well. He has a final ball in him. He is now a little bit, I think he has it all in the locker to pass and give the final ball. What you want from him now is the finishing, you know. That’s still a little part that is missing in his game. I think he is too nervous at the moment when he has the possibility to finish.”

I think he also needs to work on his energy as he is most often found behind in an attacking situation – he always look tired but he is young and should work on his weaknesses.


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