Wenger’s ‘Fatherly’ Advice To Eagles’ Iwobi

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, was full of praises for Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi after the youngster’s impressive outing at Hull City over the weekend. Wenger also gave the 20-year-old some fatherly advice to help him stay on track in his development. The Gunners’ chief identified humility as a key ingredient in making the winger a world class player.

“Yes, he had a good performance, and you want him to improve,” Wenger told Arsenal website.

“He is 20 years old, and I think he has talent, he has ambition, he has a big passion for the game and until now he has humility. We have to take care that he keeps that quality, because it’s an important one.

“But he has gained confidence and power. I believe as well he has a good combination between quick passing, picking players out and running with the ball. He gets that balance right, until now, and that’s not easy.”

Iwobi had an impressive outing for the Gunners against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League and maintained his pace over the weekend, providing two assists against Hull City in his team’s win. The Eagles’ star has become a regular in the Arsenal team he broke into last season and could stake claims for a permanent starting spot if he is able to keep his form in the North London side’s colours.

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