Interview

Iwobi - The player that I really look up to

Although not in the starting XI for every game, Alex Iwobi is a player that Arsene Wenger has consistently turned to in the big games.

So far this term Iwobi has made starts against Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. Yet despite this, the Nigeria international is keen to add more to his game.

“I believe I’ve done okay so far, but I wish I could get more goals,” Iwobi said. “Goals win games and I’ve had a few chances, but overall I’m pleased with my performances. I would like to play a bit more, but I have to be patient as we have a lot of world class players in the team.

“Theo [Walcott] is one of the more experienced players and he would know how to go about doing this, he still motivates the team and puts in a good shift in training. I even look up to him at times, he tells me what to do and gives me advice. Everyone is there for each other, the chemistry is there.

“He brings goals, chances and is an attacking threat with a lot of pace and he’s one that can hurt defences, so he’s very important to the team.

“You don’t even need to watch Alexis and Ozil,” he added. “You just see the stats and what they bring to the game and for the team. They’re incredible for us and with them playing you always know we’re going to get a goal or a chance so it’s important for us to keep them fit and playing.

“Everyone is really happy for Jack [Wilshere] to be back, too. He’s had a lot of difficult times with injuries, but to be back playing and his full self and fitness, he’s very sharp, so we’re we’re all very happy for him.”

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