Wednesday, 4 January 2017


The Nigeria international is gratified with his role in Wenger's squad, while hoping the Blues slip up in the English topflight designation race.

Alex Iwobi has revealed that he relishes playing in the no. 10 position for Arsenal.
With Mesut Ozil, absent through illness in the Gunner’s 2-0 English Premier League win over Crystal Palace, the 20-year-old was peregrinate to the central assailing midfielder position. And recompensed Arsene Wenger’s faith by sealing the victory with his second league goal of the season.
The Nigeria international who spent his youth days playing abaft the striker verbally expressed he prefers featuring in the much-coveted position and keeps learning to be at his best in that area.
"It (No. 10) is where I have grown up playing and where I enjoy playing the most but wherever I am put on the pitch, I will do my best and whenever I get told to play any position I give 100 per cent,” Iwobi told Evening Standard.
"There are a lot of players who can play No.10; a lot of ball players in the team. Every day in training I am always learning and trying to add it to my game."
Asked about his plans and expectations for the new year, the midfielder said: "I haven't looked that far ahead.
"I concentrate on every game and taking it game by game. I don't know, I just have to wait and see.
"On the team's behalf we are focusing more on ourselves and our performance.
"Hopefully if Chelsea slip up, they slip up but we have to make sure we win to keep up the title race. The games are coming thick and fast; we just have to prepare the same.
"We have got the momentum, we are confident now and hopefully we can keep up our winning streak. I'm just trying to do the best I can.
"If the team does well that is the main thing,” he concluded.

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