Iwobi welcomes amazing Mkhitaryan and electric Aubameyang

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Alex Iwobi has hailed the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the new signings helped Arsenal to a comprehensive 5-1 win over Everton yesterday.

With three assists for the former, and a delicious debut goal for the latter, they really made a significant impact, as the Gunners showed that at home they’re a force to be reckoned with this season.

The Nigerian international played his part too, but was asked about the fresh faces and enthused about their contributions.

On Aubameyang

“You can see that he’s got electric pace and an eye for goal as well. He was involved in the link-up play as well, so we’re definitely happy to have him and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the team.

“He’s fun. He’s learning faces but he’s definitely enjoying his time here and there’s still more to come from him.”

On Mkhitaryan

“We’ve seen glimpses in training and we were just waiting to see it on the pitch. As you can see from today, he’s just an amazing player.”

Iwobi also got in on the action, with an assist for Aaron Ramsey, and he played his part in that lovely fourth goal with a precision pass into Mkhitaryan which allowed the Armenian to provide the chance for Aubameyang.

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goongot

Iwobi sucks at finishing.

But

He has a tremendous ball retention and physical hold up play . I have this wish of iwobi starting alongside ramsey/wilshere.He might just be the internal cdm solution.

Arun

So you would conveniently ignore his positional indiscipline and poor concentration levels to put him in the most demanding position on the pitch at CDM. Good luck with your plan in Football Manager son.

Akkimaniac

Ok, but you are done for the season now. Should only be a substitute in the remainder of the premier league games

Man Manny

No way. Adrian Clarke believes he was the best player againt Crystal Palace! He played a part in many of our good moves yesterday.
It’s not his fault he didn’t cost the club a dime, cos that seems to be his only shortcoming at the moment.

Merteslacker

Exciting times ahead…let’s hope Iwobi can continue to up his game too

Anonymarse

Iwobi had a good game too, was impressed

Fuhgedaboudit

Still would rather see Lacazette in his position. Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, and Ozil behind Aubameyang. Defenses won’t know on who to focus.

Anonymarse

Expect we will see that too before too long

Competition is good

Mpls

Noooooo. The last thing I want is to see Lacazette defending at the top corner of our own box. Not because I don’t think he can, but because that’s the third least useful place for him to be behind minding the net and marking a CB defending corners. Maybe not CDM either, although I’ve certainly seen him put the effort into a few disruptive tackles.

Glasgow Gooner

Long may the feelings of general positivity continue

Laudgunner

Serious business now. No more late night parties Iwobi.

me 2

Iwobi must really have something on Wenger.
Like him dressed in women’s underwear or something..
That is the only way he can manage to get in the side every game..

ramgooner

Iwobi has the best ball retention skills after Ozil. People expect better end product from him but i noticed that he has improved massively in the defensive side of his game since he first broke into the team.
The way he plays, even without end product he’ll end up having pre-assists and will contribute to link play. I just want him to focus on improving his concentration while defending and he will be a key player in our squad.

Santa Cazorla

There is something to be said for bringing in such players, and Iwobe has lots of really positive attributes, which potentially could see him being a wonderful player. Whether he’ll ever be the quality of Ozil, Mkh, or any other top, top players is the million dollar question though, and while we’re finding out we are losing ground on the teams above us. Who’d be a football manager?!

PBM

What an ignorant comment…

Anonymarse

The thought of Wenger in women’s underwear is not pleasing

Axel

Hopefully with Mkhi and Auba, Iwobi can play off them and develop rather than being counted on as a main man

santori

Mhkitaryan can have a massive impact with his experience on not only Iwobi but Granit, Ramsey and Jack as well.

But I thought Iwobi was excellent against Everton.

He’s been showing glimpses of it for several games now but let down by erratic passing.

This time, his passes were quick and incisive but he is also so strong. He wins the ball back and his feet are tidy.

Next to Jack, I think he the only player that can dibble with the ball for us.

BUT with Alexis gone, he is also in many ways an instigator sort of player who his able to go at the defense try and beat a player or two and in that commit them which opens space for us.

And he’s still a young player at 22yrs. So with the right experience heads around him, he is going to be potentially a MASSIVE player for us.

santori

Good result for us between Spurts and Liverpuddle.

Even if we win next match against Spurts, they will have a slender lead but it keeps us right behind them and very close to Liverpool.

We have to start getting better over the course of an entire game now not just 45 minutes. If it means a bit of rotation so be it.

All partnerships are important.

I AM ARSENAL

Like Wilshere his Stats don’t do his overall gameplay and talent justice…
This guy gets alot of criticism but yesterdays game showed what he can do…Absolutely brilliant except in both penalty boxes lol…Although his tracking back has improved…Liked the way he threw Michael Keane off the ball and started the attack where Auba went through in goal. Does that alot but it goes unnoticed. For his age he is extremely strong, alot more physical than all our other midfielders. Reminds me of Rosicky and Hleb where he makes the pass before THE pass and is involved in the build up but not the assist or goal..His final ball and shooting is wayward but he is young and working on it.
Notice how much Ozil passes the ball to him.