Emery Talks Up Iwobi’s Commitment, Fitness, Positive Attitude For Improvement

February 11, 2019
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has expressed delight with the performance of Alex Iwobi in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town, but insists there is room for improvement for the young Nigeria international, reports Completesports.com.

Iwobi, 22, netted the opener in the Premier League encounter at the John Smith’s Stadium with the effort deflecting off Terence Kongolo.

It was his third goal of the season and came as a relieve after he was widely criticised for his poor showing in last weekend’s 3-1 away defeat to champions Manchester City.

Iwobi looked particularly bright at the start of the campaign and appeared to have adapted well to Emery’s system following the departure of Arsene Wenger.

His form had tailed off before Saturday’s victory, but Emery knows where Iwobi can improve and believes the attacker has the right attitude.

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“He’s young, makes a big commitment and he has a good physical condition,” Emery told reporters after the game.

“He needs to improve something tactically, maybe, but above all he’s calm with the ball in the attacking third [in order] to find better assists, finding the possibility to score with composure, or find the best option, whether that is shooting or dribbling.

“He scored [on Saturday], got another very good chance and the possibility to assist [Alexandre] Lacazette, but I think his match – first starting with his attitude – was very big, and his performance was very good.”

Arsenal have lost three of their last seven games in the Premier League, with Liverpool, West Ham and Manchester City all defeating them.

Emery believes things will get better with his team at the season progresses.

“Each training, each match is a big a challenge,” Emery added.

“You can win, lose, draw, but the most important thing is going ahead thinking about creating – little by little – an identity, collective spirit, team feeling.

“This is one process. It’s not finishing or starting now. It’s a process, we can improve a lot.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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