English Premiership

Wenger full of praise for Iwobi

Alex Iwobi (TEAMtalk)
Alex Iwobi (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed why he believes Nigerian international Alex Iwobi has what it takes to make it big.

Speaking to the official Arsenal website priorto his side's Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday, Wenger admitted he wasn't too impressed with Iwobi at first.

"[I knew] when I took him in training a few times, he is not the kind of player who impresses you at first," Wenger said of the 20-year-old from Lagos.

"But when you look a bit deeper he is quick at connecting with other players. Quick analysis.

"Football is perception, decision-making and acting. The perception especially struck me. The perception he has of the game and the speed of his decision-making struck me.

"When you look at him at first there is nothing special there. But after when you look he is always connecting with others at a very high level and a very high pace. That’s why I think he is improving.

"He has still a lot of work to do but he has something that is very important at the top level. Speed and an understanding of the game."

Fixtures
Sat 03 Oct 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Stamford Bridge
Sat 03 Oct 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Everton
Brighton & Hove Albion
Goodison Park
Sat 03 Oct 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
Leeds United
Manchester City
Elland Road
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Liverpool 3
Arsenal 1
Mon 28 Sep 20
Fulham 0
Aston Villa 3
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West Ham United 4
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
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