Alex Iwobi: Big 17 No Safety

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

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  1. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Was very good last night but I won;t read into it too much seeing as he was being marked by Dean Furman who is utterly useless.
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  2. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    Iwobi played on afcon today. He was Nigeria's best attacking player. He created 2 decent chances in quick succession in the first half. He also scuffed 2 shots in a typical iwobi fashion. If he wasn't our player already he would be on our wishlist as an Özil replacement. I have said time over and over, boy sort out your shooting. Try heading as well as it can easily double your goal tally per season. What a ball carrier though.
  3. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I thought he had a good tournament. Showed clever play and very good ball-carrying. Today I thought his dribbling from deep was very promising. Played centrally aswell.

    Can't shoot for sh*t though, never gets any power and when he does, he gets too much.
  4. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Ah ****, here we go again.
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  5. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Except that meaningless screamer in the EL final. What the **** was that Iwobi :lol:
  6. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Whys the afcon dragging on so late into July? This guy not gonna be back until 2-3 games into the season :mad:
  7. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    I thought he played well when central. He is clearly more comfortable there. Felt like watching Nelson at Hoffenheim at times. Iwobi takes up good positions between the lines on the half turn. However, the midfielders are incapable of seeing him and when they do see him they cant even execute the pass.

    He needs to work on his shooting, but I think it more mental. Wenger didn't like players shooting from outside the area. That is basically what he grew up with. Even ESR was hesitant when given opportunities in the first team and we know that he has excellent shooting technique. Think he just needs confidence to play centrally and be allowed to shoot whenever he wants irrespective of the outcome. He has much better technique when going for power rather than placement though.

    Shooting can be taught and trained. Sterling is a prime example.
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  8. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Sterlings biggest change has been postioning. I dont think he shooting has jumped leaps but his postioning has. He scores an incredible amount of tap ins, pep has created a goal poacher from a fast winger.

    I suppose there is hope for iwobi if he takes the same path
  9. dreams_gunner

    dreams_gunner New Member

    Iwobi isn't a fast winger to start with...
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  10. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Good news...
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  11. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

  12. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 New Year, Same Hate For Reed

    Weak mentality and that shows in his play too. Really needs to be kicked out. We should offer him to Palace and see if they bite.
  13. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    Will never be on the level we need players to be at Arsenal fine on the bench but not as a starter.
  14. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Has Never Seen Our New Signings Play

    I see what he’s saying, he wants to play regularly and a new 60M player will simply shut him out.
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  15. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    If he won’t accept that he’s going to play less if/when we buy a winger then we might as well offer him to CP so we can get the Zaha deal over the line. £40m + Iwobi should be more than enough and well save 70k/w on wages if we give his minutes to Nelson/Martinelli/Saka and don’t buy a replacement. Win-win situation, the only question is if he’d fancy a move to CP.
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  16. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Breakthrough season incoming.
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    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

  18. OmegaOs

    OmegaOs Active Member

    I feel like people want Iwobi to fail. Ok, fine, he's no Mbappe and he needs to work harder but what do you expect him to say? If he said "Zaha needs to fight for his place to bench me" I'm sure a number of fans would call him delusional and entitled, now he has been truthful and said he would be stressed if Zaha comes, now people are saying he has a weak mentality and he should leave. I like the fact he's feeling stressed from competition, hopefully that will push him to his best but I feel like people dislike Iwobi regardless of what he says or do and I don't understand.

    He's not bad person, he's not a cheat or controversial, his problem is that he probably playing too many games without massive contribution and that annoys fans and myself but this is not in his control. Two managers trusted him as a starter because we have no options and the fans should be considerate of this.
  19. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I like Iwobi.
  20. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    If only we could get Mkhitaryan out of the club so Iwobi can have his minutes.
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