Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he was impressed by Iwobi’s performance in a creative role against Reading during the EFL Cup fourth Round but says there’s something that’s lacking in the youngster’s game.
The Nigerian international who was the only survivor from the side that was held to the frustrating goalless draw against Middlesbrough was handed the No 10 position in the 2-0 win over Reading as against his usual wing role on Tuesday night.
His performance during the Gunners’ attacking and defending spells showed the abilities the Nigerian international possesses and Wenger during his assessment of the 20-year old’s performance had this to say.
“You see, he is not a typical winger and I think he can play in that role. He turns the game forward, he passes the ball through the lines very well.
“He has a final ball in him. He is now a little bit, I think he has it all in the locker to pass and give the final ball.
“What you want from him now is the finishing, you know. That’s still a little part that is missing in his game. I think he is too nervous at the moment when he has the possibility to finish.”
Up next for Iwobi and his troops is a Premier League action against Sunderland this weekend at the stadium of Light and the Nigerian star who has been a key figure in Wenger’s team this season will be hoping to retain his starting on Saturday.