Arsenal star challenged to realise how good he could become

He has been urged to show greater belief

Alex Iwobi has been with Arsenal since he was 9 years old and made his senior debut in the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in League Cup in 2015. He want on to make 24 appearances in all competition that season.

The Nigeria International continued his development under former manager Arsene Wenger and became an integral part of the Gunners. He featured prominently last season, scoring 3 goals across 40 appearances in all competitions.

He signed a new 5 year deal back in October 2016 but talks over a new deal began last December as the Premier League giants were impressed with his performances. He signed a new long term contract with the club, extending his current deal until the summer of 2022.

The Winger has featured 3 times in the Premier League this season under the new manager Unai Emery but is still looking for consistency that would allow him to be a regular in the Starting XI.

However, club’s captain Laurent Koscielny has challenged Iwobi to realise how good he could become and feels greater believe will help the 22 year old to achieve that.

The Frenchman told the club’s official matchday programme as quoted by Goal: “He has huge potential and he needs to realise how good he could become.

“Right now, he is definitely on the right path to do just that. He is working hard at training and his confidence is high since Unai Emery arrived.

“If you look at him he has everything. He is strong physically, quick, good technically and his movement is good. He needs to be more efficient and clinical so he scores and assists more.

“He is very receptive and listen to advice so I have no doubt that he will continue his progression.”

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