It has been quite a pre-season for Chuba Akpom and Alex Iwobi.
The two academy stars were on target against Manchester City as Arsenal finished their preperations for the new campaign with a 3-2 victory. See what they had to say after the win:
on being top scorer on tour…
CA: It feels good to help your team win. The main thing is to gain fitness. The main thing for me is to make the most out of every opportunity and hopefully I’ve done that this pre-season.
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on a good test against Manchester City…
CA: They were a strong side full of experienced internationals, so it was never going to be easy. Even if it was a pre-season game, we still treated it like a Premier League game and took it seriously. I’m glad we won.
on his goal…
AI: When Theo made that run I started sprinting for my life. I wanted to get that goal, so when it came across and saw it come to my feet I thought, ‘I have to take my chance and make sure I hit the target’. Luckily for me it went in.
on the challenge for him this season…
AI: The challenge for me is to play as many games as I can, and to try to use the opportunities that I get. Hopefully, like today, I can try to get as many goals and assists as I can.
on the final preparations…
CA: We’re doing quite well in training, so the main thing for this week is just to get into that serous mode again. It’s been pre-season and we’ve done alright, so the main thing is just to take that into the season. We’re just focused and ready to take it into the next game.
on the team spirit…
AI: We have done very well in our games. We just need to use that confidence throughout the season. We’re all good, everyone’s good, everyone’s smiling and everyone’s happy. Now we’re just looking forward to the season.
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