Alex Iwobi Is Enjoying New Manager Emery’s Ideas
Arsenal striker, Alex Iwobi is enjoying fresh ideas being brought in by new manager Unai Emery.
Emery took over from Arsene Wenger who stepped down in May after 22 years in charge of the Gunners.
Iwobi started Arsenal’s last English Premier League, where he scored in a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
The Nigeria international believes some things have changed since Emery took over.
“It’s exciting times to be fair,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player.
“Everybody’s enjoying and buying into the new ideas. For me personally, I’m enjoying the new sessions, the new training methods and the new ideas, so I’m enjoying my time with him.
“He demands a lot. He’s a lot more intense, a lot of high pressing and keeping the ball so that it benefits us if we have the ball. It’s good for us, especially the attackers who like to have the ball a lot. ‘It’s making me feel a bit sharper, I’m doing things with a bit more intensity. It’s not just for me, though, I feel like I’m helping the team a lot more. It’s benefitting me a lot more.
“Whenever something in the system changes, you have to prove yourself again. But wherever you go, you have to prove that you’re better than whoever else is on the team. At a team like Arsenal, that’s always going to be hard so I always have to be on it in training and matches.
“I’ve got to be different. It’s going to be hard because we’ve got so many attackers and so many world-class players, so I’ve just got to prove that I’m on that level or as good as them so that I can be ahead of them, which is my aim.”
Arsenal play rivals West Ham United on Saturday, and Iwobi will be hoping to keep the spirit high on the pitch to ensure the Gunners secure their first point after three matches.
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