Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that Arsene Wenger told him there was much more to come from Alex Iwobi than we’ve seen already.
The 20 year old has been a breakthrough star in the last 12 months, and showed his skills last week with an audacious flick (although the whistle had gone just before).
Speaking to local press, Rohr said of the piece of skill, “I didn’t see it coming but I wasn’t surprised he did it. When I met Arsene Wenger last month, we talked about Iwobi and he told me there’s more to his game than what we are seeing at the moment.
“He is a confident lad. He is not afraid to try new tricks in training and games. He can only get better, his best is yet to come.”
How timely it would be if he could produce something like that when we face Man Utd at Old Trafford on Saturday. Arsene Wenger is waiting anxiously on Alexis Sanchez, due to play tonight for Chile against Uruguay, so Iwobi could become even more important should we lose him to injury/fatigue.