There are so many talented youths in the Gunners squad with a very bright future ahead of them, but it looks like the 19-year-old attacker Alex Iwobi is the next rising star in line to follow in the footsteps of the extremely talented Francis Coquelin and the former Barcelona youth Hector Bellerin to break into the first eleven.
It was pretty hard for the Nigerian international to find opportunities to come by this season due to Arsenal being knocked out early from the League Cup, but in the last five appearances Iwobi has made it clear that he is going to become a great talent, attacking flair, drive, and creativity which perfectly suits Arsenal’s smooth attacking style of play.
He was amazingly good in both of the FA Cup ties against Sunderland and Burnley, he wanted the ball and with every opportunity that he got, he took on his man. Iwobi is an intelligent attacking midfielder, brilliant on the ball. With his excellent first touch, he wowed Emirates Stadium crowd with his show against Burnley. This 2015/16 season, although there were early promises by the Arsenal boss, looks it is going to be a trophy-less one and their FA Cup exit to Watford leaves a very small hope. Some Gooners believe he should be playing more often under Arsene Wenger, some fans even prefer him over the star players who are out of form currently.
This 2015/16 season, although there were early promises by the Arsenal boss, looks it is going to be a trophy-less one and their FA Cup exit to Watford leaves a very small hope
There will be a big summer at the Emirates for sure, with some attacking options very likely to arrive, but the Arsenal boss is always careful not to keep the talented players in his squad out and has shown that young talents will always be given opportunities to shine whenever it is possible for him.
Wenger was pretty impressed with the former Premier League star Jay-Jay Okocha’s 19-year-old nephew Iwobi.
Mirror posted that after the agreement of a new £30,000-a-week Arsenal deal keeping Iwobi at the club until 2021, Wenger said: “He is an intelligent boy who loves football, is very passionate about the game, keen to learn and very humble as well,”
“He is 19 years old and has been at our club since the age of eight. I took him in pre-season and I liked what he did. After that, he improved very quickly. He did very well. I integrated him and played him.”