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Alex Iwobi – Room for Improvement 0

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Alex Iwobi following the 1-2 win away at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, especially his work-ethic and attitude.

Iwobi broke the deadlock in the 16th minute, doing well to control a difficult volley to capitalize on a cross from the left by Sead Kolašinac but also with a dose of luck as the shot caught Huddersfield defender Terence Kongolo, changed direction and caught goalkeeper Ben Hamer on the wrong foot as it hit the back of the net. Alexandre Lacazette finished off a great team effort and doubled the lead just before half-time, meaning that the late clumsy goal by Kolašinac was of little consequence.

Iwobi: I’m still growing 0

Posted on February 08, 2019 by Harry Kettle

I would say each day I’m still growing and still learning, but negatives, obviously they’re always going to criticise me for my goals and assists, which I need to add to my game if I want to be compared with the people I’m playing with.

“The main thing is just to remain calm. We’ve even been doing some mental work to remain calm under pressure and calm when I’m on the pitch, and this is something I’ve been working on, not just in football but also off the pitch as well.”

Xhaka & Iwobi shine 0

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The international break isn’t the best thing in the world, and we promise that we’re going to stop going on about it sooner rather than later. A lot of fans just aren’t that interested in what their nation is going to do unless it’s at a major international tournament, and even then they can be pretty fickle after one or two bad results. Nonetheless, despite being quite negative about the whole process ourselves, we’re choosing to look on the positive side of things – especially in the wake of a few really important performances from Arsenal stars.

Arsenal v Sporting Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 07, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, as the Gunners look to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsenal have won all three of their group games so far and would book their place in the next round with a victory. The team from north London are now on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Positives to take from the draw with Liverpool 0

Posted on November 04, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal may not have beaten Liverpool on Saturday evening, but there are plenty of positives to take from the 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. It was certainly not a terrible display by the Gunners by any stretch of the imagination.

Positive from Emery

One was the fact that Emery made some risky substitutes, which played a part in the Gunners 82nd-minute equaliser.

The Spaniard decided to send on forward Danny Welbeck in place of left-back Sead Kolasinac. The move saw Nigerian international winger Alex Iwobi move to full-back to replace the Bosnian international.

Does Alex Iwobi now deserve to start for Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi can be highly frustrating at times. The Nigerian international does have ability, but he has been so wildly inconsistent for Arsenal that it is infuriating.

Iwobi has been in and out of the Gunners starting line-up in recent seasons. However, under Unai Emery, he seems to have improved slightly. The Spaniard is renowned for improving players and maybe he has had a hand in Iwobi’s improvement this season.

Producing an end product

The big issue with Iwobi has been that he has the ability to beat players and is an intelligent footballer, but he is often missing an end product. This season Iwobi has made just four top-flight appearances, with three coming from the substitute’s bench.

Alex Iwobi set to sign new Arsenal deal 0

Posted on July 27, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Nigerian international winger Alex Iwobi is set to sign a new four-year deal with Arsenal. Gunners boss Unai Emery has confirmed that he has been told that Iwobi will sign a new deal with the north London club.

The 22-year-old has two years left on his Gunners contract to run, so the north London club look set to avoid another contract stand-off.

The club from north London has got themselves in a mess on numerous occasions when it has come to players running down their contracts. Even as we speak Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has yet to agree on a new deal, despite the fact he is in the last year of his contract.

Iwobi to stay? 0

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The neverending cycle of players coming in and out of Arsenal Football Club continues to bemuse many, but at the same time, it’s actively exciting as well. Case and point: Unai Emery seems to be forming a team that’ll work to his style, and it’ll be interesting to see whether or now that can translate to the English style of play. With that, he’s brought in a series of new players whilst also shipping quite a few out, and it seems as if he’s willing to give one surprise star another shot at proving himself with the club.

Prediction: Nigeria v Argentina 0

Posted on June 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Argentina win

Best odds: 11/20

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Tuesday night, the complicated Group D of the World Cup reaches matchday three, as Nigeria and Argentina go head-to-head Saint Petersburg. A draw could be enough to see the African side make the knockout stages, while nothing but a win will see the South American giants make the last 16.

Nigeria

Following an opening game 2-0 defeat against group leaders Croatia, Nigeria recorded a 2-0 win over Iceland in their last outing to put their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages back in their hands.

The near future: A look at the front line 0

Posted on June 06, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

For anybody who has seen Arsenal play in the last season or two, or even longer than that, it has been impossible not to perceive where the main problems lie, as well as the place where only a tweak or two would do just fine. Going forward, there is very little you could pinpoint as wrong, especially in the Premier League towards the end of the season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on great form since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.



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