Iwobi speaks on Emery, Wenger’s style of play, reveals what he’s going through


Alex Iwobi has outlined the differences between Unai Emery’s style of football and what was obtainable under former manager, Arsene Wenger.

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Emery is renowned for a high-energy, pressing style of football.

Iwobi started his first game of the season against Chelsea on Saturday and rewarded his manager with an impressive display.

The Nigerian scored his third Premier League goal since January in the match.

“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.

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“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.”


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