Arsene Wenger has pointed out the areas of Alex Iwobi’s game which he will have to improve in order to really make a name for himself at the Emirates stadium.
Following a string of promising shows in cup competitions, the young Nigerian attacker was handed his breakthrough for the Gunners’ first team during the second half of the 2015/16 campaign.
Iwobi started last term on a bright note but the team’s mid-season collapse saw his form affected as well as Arsenal failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
The 21-year-old is slowly gaining momentum into the new campaign and despite being backed by Wenger, the Arsenal manager has also called for Iwobi to improve in the final third of the pitch.
“I like the fact that he can play in tight areas, that he turns the game forwards, that he’s very mobile,” Wenger said.
“We forget sometimes that Alex is still a very young player and that there’s a lot more to come from him.
“There must be a lot more to come from him because he has more personality in the game now.
“We expect him to be more efficient in the final third offensively, because you feel there are goals in there and assists too.
“They have to come out. Add that to the fact that he allows the team to play very well and he will be a top-class player.”