Give Iwobi the right support, Arsenal legend urges fans
Ian Wright has called on Arsenal fans to start supporting Alex Iwobi in order to help him realise his full potential at the Emirates.
Iwobi, 22, scored the opening goal at Huddersfield which Arsenal eventually won 2-1 and Wright has hailed him for always trying to get forward, taking on opponents and getting into the box on numerous times. There is one area, Wright argues, the Nigerian has to improve on; his decision making in the final third.
"What I like about Iwobi - someone who does take a lot of stick from the Arsenal fan base - is that he continuously tries to get forward. He continuously tries to play his game which is to take people on. He loves getting into the box, although sometimes his decision making does still let him down. But we’re talking about a young player who has got a lot of ability and a lot of promise about him. And he’s someone who will get better but he needs a lot of encouragement from the fans. He’s someone who does not hide, he doesn’t play safe by getting the ball and just passing sideways." Wright told The Match of the Day.
The former striker says only encouragement will help the forward see his career grow tremendously under Unai Emery.
"He got a bit of luck with the deflection for his goal and he could’ve had another one but he was just offside. With the right encouragement, I think he could really be a massive asset for Arsenal. He’s somebody that the fans have got to get behind because he’s a super player.” Wright concluded.
Iwobi is a product of the club's academy and broke into the first team under Arsene Wenger in 2015.