Emery tasks Fantastic Iwobi
Written by Alex Alabi on November 5, 2018
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has demanded more from Alex Iwobi after he came on to change the game against Liverpool last night.
The Gunners came back to earn themselves a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at the Emirates last night.
James Milner opened the scoring after an error from Bernd Leno but after Iwobi was introduced to the game for an ineffective Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the momentum changed.
The Nigeria international provided more spark on the ball for the north London side despite being deployed in an unfamiliar left-back role.
The youngster provided the assist for Alexandre Lacazette, who clinically slotted his shot past Alisson who came rushing out.
It is the fifth assist Iwobi has supplied, who has looked a new player under Emery – who arrived in the summer.
But the Spaniard has demanded more from the 22-year-old.
“Iwobi can impact hard in the match,” he said.
“First he started on the right, then I thought he was better left.
“His impact in some moments in the match, like our goal, is important.
“His energy is important, so is his quality. He can improve. He can do better.
“He scored against Chelsea, I want him to be nearer the box, having chances to score more.
“He can. He is very young. He is improving. But also he has the ambition to do more.”
Emery is infamous for his gruelling fitness regimes but Iwobi has revealed how he has benefitted from the Paris St-Germain manager.
“You can see from each player we’re giving [a major] shift in work and the intensity,” the Arsenal academy graduate said.
“You can see the coach demands a lot, not just in matches but in training, and the results show on the pitch.”