'Alex must keep his humility'

Arsène Wenger has praised Alex Iwobi's sparkling performance against Hull City on Saturday, but has warned that the youngster must continue to keep his feet on the ground.

More reaction from the win at Hull

Following his impressive display in Paris on Tuesday night, Iwobi starred again at KCOM Stadium, setting up Arsenal's first two goals in the 4-1 win.

"Yes, he had a good performance, and you want him to improve," the manager said at full-time.

"He is 20 years old, and I think he has talent, he has ambition, he has a big passion for the game and until now he has humility. We have to take care that he keeps that quality, because it’s an important one.

"But he has gained confidence and power. I believe as well he has a good combination between quick passing, picking players out and running with the ball. He gets that balance right, until now, and that’s not easy."

The boss added he was pleased with the way the team saw out the match in the second half, despite a late rally from the 10-man hosts.

"You are always concerned," Wenger said. "Physically, and maybe technically, it’s easier to play 11 against 10, but mentally it’s more difficult.

"You wonder how serious and how focussed your team can remain. Especially when the fatigue starts to come in and you are already leading. That was our test today."


Alex Iwobi celebrates

Alex Iwobi celebrates


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