Emery: Iwobi is calm with ball
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has agreed that Alex Iwobi still needs to improve on his game but has commended the player’s calm nature and attitude when with the ball.
Iwobi scored Arsenal’s opening goal in their 2-1 win against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium to calm fans who had been critical of his performance.
Speaking after the match, Emery said the player still had age on his side to improve on his game.
“He’s young, makes a big commitment and he has a good physical condition,” Emery told reporters after the game.
“He needs to improve something tactically, maybe, but above all he’s calm with the ball in the attacking third [in order] to find better assists, finding the possibility to score with composure, or find the best option, whether that is shooting or dribbling.
“He scored [on Saturday], got another very good chance and the possibility to assist [Alexandre] Lacazette, but I think his match – first starting with his attitude – was very big, and his performance was very good.”
It was his third goal of the season and which was timely after he was roundly blamed for the opening goal the Gunners conceded against Manchester City in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at the Etihad.