When you’re lining up alongside big-name stars like Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette, it would be easy to be outshone - but not if you’re Alex Iwobi.
The 21-year-old was one of the standout performers of pre-season, scoring against Bayern Munich and Benfica, and he puts his fine form down to the hard work he did over the summer.
“I did a lot of off-season work,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player. “I was doing a lot of running, a lot of fitness work.
“I would also go and play football with a couple of friends who are at different clubs so I was prepared for the season - I wanted to prove my point from day one.
“[I wanted to impress], especially as towards the end of last season I didn’t play as much as I would have liked. Pre-season is a great way to get yourself ready, and I feel sharp, confident and ready to play games this year.
“I am happy with my form, but I still have a lot more to prove as it was only pre-season - I just have to carry it on now.
“In the position I am in, I need to get goals and create chances so normally after training or when I am at home, I go out on the field with my Dad and just practice my finishing. There’s always areas of my game that I need to work on.”
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