Alex Iwobi: Big 17 No Safety

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by beaney, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    Cause I feel like clarifying this: I'm talking about the Arteta coaching Sterling stuff posters were wanking on here about before Emery. Spatial perception, body positioning, weigth shifting in relation to receiving the ball so you're in a better/optimal position to do something with it. Not the purely technical act of receiving a ball with your feet.
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  2. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan


    Iwobi's better than Lemar.

    First Fornals, now Lemar, who's next? Messi?

  3. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    I watched him play last night. He is decent player. This is the ultimate gauge for an arsenal player. Ask you self how would I feel if he was sold to Manchester United? I would hate it, to me that means he is good. I would feel the same if Xhaka, aubameyang, lacazette, Bellerin were sold to United. I would be indifferent if Mustafi was sold to Manchester United, in fact I would love it.
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  4. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Was very good when he moved to #10.

    He needs to make the switch to the centre of the pitch.
  5. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    I feel sorry for Iwobi, he just isn't a winger and never will be. He could develop end product but will never have the pace required to beat a full back at will.

    I think he could excel in a midfield 3. He has the physicality, creativity and ability to drive past players that we sorely lack at the moment. Put him with someone defensive like Torreira and a good all rounder like Praet perhaps and we could have a really balanced midfield for the first time in ages.
  6. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 Still Hating Reed in 2019

    Possibly his last season at Arsenal next year. Can't see him producing any credible numbers.
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  7. African Flair

    African Flair Well-Known Member

    I can't think about a better club to sell Xhaka to.
  8. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    The first time I saw Iwobi, I liked how he received it on the half turn and his weight of pass. Kolasinac is our only effective outlet, because there is a player who can play the ball between the full back. It isn't Özil. It isn't Xhaka. It is Iwobi. He can see, weight and will have the balls to attempt the pass.



    Is how I would go in pre season, just to see. r
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  9. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Honestly this is the route to go. @The_Playmaker are spot on here IMO. We'd have balance and phsyicality and I think our all round game would be much stronger.
  10. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 Still Hating Reed in 2019

    Nigerian players reportedly want Iwobi dropped from the team. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
  11. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Why would players want Iwobi dropped from team? He's not the best but he's the only one we've got in that position. Other option is to play Mikel and I'm sure 99 out out 100 Nigerians would not want that.
    Alex did well in midfield in our first game but for some reason didn't do well at all in the second game.
    We've qualified for next stage now so it'll be interesting to see who the manager will try out in game 3.
    Search for JayJay 2 still on...
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  12. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    ?? Why?
  13. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    What a poverty midfield. Xhaka is better than the lot and he's a liability.
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  14. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Yep. That's a 13th-place midfield right there.
  15. arsenefc

    arsenefc Obsessed With Guendouzi

    should try an AMN, Willock, Iwobi midfield in the cups at least....
  16. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I like it - very balanced. Technical CM in Iwobi, B2B in AMN, anchor in Torreira. Good blend of physicality and technique.

    Could sub out Torreira for Guendouzi and it still works. It's a risk that the manager probably wouldn't take though. Xhaka the ever-present ensures that.
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  17. simonreq

    simonreq Active Member

    Always a new project on the horizon here on AM. Whenever a player fails or doesnt perform, we come up with all these theories as to why hes not performing, and how he should be played somewhere else. The only thing wenever contemplate is the fact, that the player might not be good enough.

    Sell him while he still holds some value.
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  18. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Neither Wenger nor Emery are convinced with him in CM...
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  19. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Pit because a couple years of this could see the team transformed..
  20. arsenefc

    arsenefc Obsessed With Guendouzi

    Iwobi, AMN and Willock acquitted themselves much better than doozi
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