Arsenal fans are very excited about one of their young prospects after he put in another solid performance on Saturday, helping Arsenal to 3 points and 3rd place in the league table.
Iwobi was particularly impressive on Saturday afternoon. If he didn’t score the first goal then he assisted it, after his shot deflected off of Alexis Sanchez. For Theo Walcott’s goal, Iwobi produced a brilliant moment of skill to provide the assist.
Iwobi may only be 20 years old, but he is becoming an important part of the team – making 81 touches in attacking areas playing on the left wing against Hull City. Iwobi’s creativity is very impressive and with 2 assists and 3 key passes, he was Arsenal’s most creative on Saturday.
Iwobi was accurate with more than 89% of his passes, that’s a really impressive amount for a player that makes so many forward passes and in dangerous areas. He attempted 3 long balls and was accurate with all 3 and also 1 through ball which was successful.
Iwobi ensured Arsenal didn’t succumb to the home side’s attacking qualities by putting in a defensive shift himself. The Nigerian made 2 interceptions and 2 tackles, whilst also blocking a shot.
Press & pundits drooling over likes of Rashford, Martial & Deli Alli whilst our boy Iwobi quietly goes about his business. He’s a baller uno
— GeoffArsenal (@GeoffArsenal) September 17, 2016
— Sam (@samuelJayC) September 17, 2016
Alex Iwobi bringing back Wengerball, I am in love.
— Raf (@TheFalseNein) September 17, 2016
Iwobi is becoming one of my favourites. His development & maturity in such short time has been nothing short of remarkable.
— classorla (@Classorla) September 17, 2016
People don’t understand that we genuinely have one of the best of the best in Alex Iwobi.
— ospina fan (@aliladiere) September 17, 2016
Iwobi MoTM. World class talent. His understanding of the game is at a high standard already.
— Hussain (@MHGooner95) September 17, 2016
Do you agree? Can Iwobi become a world class player for club and country? He is certainly showing great potential aged just 20, but we have seen on many occassions players offer a lot and it never really work out. Iwobi must ensure he focuses on football and not the media or money. He is a homegrown Gunner, that has been at the club since before he was a teenager. It would be good to see an Arsenal player come right the way through the ranks and flourish. Jack Wilshere looked likely to be that man, but his loan to Bournemouth aged 24 highlights how injuries have damaged that potential. Iwobi, it’s down to you.