Robert Pires reveals what he told Alex Iwobi after his performance against Watford
Following the series of wins amassed by Arsenal, the club’s fan-base have forgotten their poor start to life in the League.
Arsenal won their seventh game in a row last weekend with a win over Watford and Nigerian star Alex Chuka Iwobi has earned plaudits for his role in the win.
According to latest reports, former Arsenal attacker Robert Pires told the Nigerian player that he made the difference in the Gunners win.
Iwobi replaced contract rebel Aaron Ramsey in the 60th minutes – playing from the right side of the attack, his powerful cross forced an own goal from Craig Cathcart. To complete the late goal rush in the second half, the 22-year-old star played a huge role in the second goal of the side with a scintillating pass that led to Ozil’s goal.
Pires, who has been around Arsenal took knowledge of Iwobi’s display and he believes the player will come good for the club.
‘I know just one thing, I told him after the game he made the difference,’ Pires told Standard Sport. ‘He’s a great player, very fast.
‘He finds good solutions on the field with his vision. He has good mentality and spirit. Of course, he’s young but he’s learning very quickly. ‘Arsenal with Alex Iwobi and Alex Iwobi with Arsenal have a good future.’
Iwobi has started only two League games for the Gunners this term but he has consistently met the expectation of fans even as a substitute.
Arsenal will take on Azerbaijan side Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday and Iwobi will sure be handed a start in this one.