Wenger: Why I chose to start this player

Arsene Wenger insists his decision to hand one of Arsenal’s academy products a chance in the first team was an easy one to make.

The Gunners registered their third consecutive victory on Saturday, scoring four goals at Hull City in arguably their best performance so far this season.

One man instrumental to that win at the KC stadium was Alex Iwobi who was involved in two of the goals after producing another impressive show in his second straight start since returning from injury last week.

According to Wenger, the Nigerian is preferred to other established first team players these days because of his useful attributes.

“I started him last year because I’ve seen that there’s something in him that is quality of vision, quality of give and go, of movement,” Wenger said after today’s game.

“He can break the lines with a pass and individually as well, so there’s a lot in the locker.

“Overall, he’s only 20 years old so you could see that he has gained in confidence now. He can take people on much more and he has gained power as well. It’s interesting what he has done.”

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