ARsenal are yet to pick up any points in the Premier League after two games have been played, but that’s not to say they aren’t trying. They’ve faced the toughest two openers of any side, losing to Manchester City and Chelsea, but one man caught the eye at Stamford Bridge and the fans are still raving over Alex Iwobi.
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) August 21, 2018
A lot of Arsenal fans had written off Iwobi after the last couple of years under Arsene Wenger. The Nigerian stagnated under Wenger’s regime despite looking very sharp when he first broke into the team. Now, though, under Unai Emery, it looks like he’s going to start performing to his best again and looking sharp in the system. Considering the players he has around him, it shouldn’t be too hard to create and finish chances.
The 22-year-old scored the Gunners equaliser at Stamford Bridge after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had halved the deficit. Emery’s side looked good in the second half and showed signs of winning the game, however, a late Marcos Alonso strike meant they ended the match with zero points from two games. If they can put in a performance like the one on Saturday against West Ham this weekend then they’ll be much more likely to get some points on the board.
You can read the Gunners’ opinions on Iwobi’s display here:
Fantastic performance would lov3 to see Iwobi, lacazette and Auba start in the front 3 with Torreira Ramsey and Guendouzi.
— Hemant S Rao (@Hemant91093) 21 August 2018
Improved,I’m not a big fan but I think him or welbeck could offer a balance down the left that would suit this high intensity game Emery wants to play
— dean young (@deanoyoung81) August 21, 2018
Brilliant…he would have had two assist if……rest is history now
— sound_factory (@sound_factory1) 21 August 2018
— Unreal Unai (@UnrealUnai) 21 August 2018
A vast improvement on last seasons performances…if it due to Emery or a revived passion for the game after the world cup it can only be a good thing!!
— FPL First (@CoStarGaming) August 22, 2018
He was excellent very determined against Chelsea!
— Pro Beez (@peptalkboy) August 22, 2018
Best game in an Arsenal shirt
— Arsenal (@MrKevinHenry) 21 August 2018