Alex Iwobi has stated that he hopes to get goals and assists with more regularity at Everton, while speaking to the club’s official channels.
He signed for the Toffees from Arsenal for an initial £28m during the summer, as reported by BBC Sport, with the cost potentially rising to £34m.
The 23-year-old said: “It’s my aim to try to get more goals and assists. I have been working on that in training with the manager and the players, so hopefully, I’ll be able to help my team get more goals.
“The manager demands a lot and he always reminds me in training of what I need to do. He’ll keep on helping me and improving me as a player.”
Iwobi started 22 Premier League games for Arsenal last season, coming off the bench 13 times, scoring three goals and getting six assists, as per WhoScored.
That tally isn’t overly impressive, but it was the best of his career in the league, with the closest being the three goals and five assists he recorded during the 2017/18 campaign.
He has only come on as a substitute once for Everton so far, playing 29 minutes, but he did show the potential to better himself in the final third, as he went on to hit the post in an unlucky strike against Aston Villa, showing he can get into the right positions.
In all honesty, it would be pretty disappointing if Iwobi doesn’t manage to surpass his previous tallies – especially in goals scored – this season when his price tag is considered.
He should become a more prevalent player in blue than he ever was at Arsenal, considering the price paid and lesser competition at Everton, which will also help his cause for more goal contributions, so this is definitely an attainable aim for the Nigeria international.
Not having to compete against the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, Iwobi has a real opportunity here.
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