Unai Emery wants Alex Iwobi to continue influencing Arsenal matches

The Super Eagle continued with his impressive form, having a hand in both Arsenal goals in their 2-0 win over Javi Gracia's side

Arsenal coach Unai Emery wants Alex Iwobi to stay nearer to the box so as to continue scoring and laying assists.

The Nigeria international was introduced in the 63rd minute as the Gunners sought a breakthrough against a resilient Watford in Saturday's English Premier League tie.

Iwobi's introduction worked a treat as he provided the assist for Craig Cathcart's own goal and involving in the second goal scored by Mesut Ozil.

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“He works hard every day,” Emery told Standard Sport .

“Three weeks ago he was out of the team for two weeks with an injury.

“I’m very happy with him and his mentality. He has the quality to play right or left, to do more one-on-ones against the opposition.

“I want him to stay nearer the box to score and be more aggressive, finding assists for team-mates. This is the way for him and other players.”

So far this season, Iwobi's performances has seen him become a pivotal part of new coach Emery's plan.

The Gunner has played 328 minutes in six games and has a goal with two assists to his name. He will look to increase his output in the final third in his side’s Europa League clash against Qarabag on Thursday.



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