‘Iwobi fits into our game very well’

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi

Arsene Wenger has praised Alex Iwobi and says the teenager fits “very well” into the Arsenal team’s natural game.

The 19-year-old impressed at the Barclays Asia Trophy, twice coming close to scoring during a bright performance against a Singapore Select XI.

Wenger is pleased with Iwobi’s development and says he is one of a number of youngsters who could play in the Emirates Cup this weekend.

“The first name that comes to mind [to play] is certainly Chuba Akpom because he has done well on tour,” the manager said. “Maybe two or three more will feature, certainly Alex Iwobi will be very close to making the team for these games as well.

“I like [Iwobi’s] team attitude, his movement. We have a game based on movement and speed, and he integrates that very well.

“He has good power and is usually efficient - he scores goals a lot - and he had two good chances against Singapore. He missed them but usually he is capable of scoring.”

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