Alex Iwobi (17)


#892

He’s playing for the new manager perhaps, because he doesn’t want to be flogged to Everton :grin:

No, I like him to be fair. I’ve been critical of some of his performances (deservedly so) but I do think we can make a player of him.

On a side note, he tweeted this the other day, which I thought was sweet


#893

Really want him to succeed, and he has the talent.

Academy product, I love it. Bastard needs to apply it now, and not come in late to training.

Needs a kick up the arse like the others. Won’t get it off Arteta though so fuck me, fuck my life and fuck everything.


#894

If the new coach is smart enough, he should get a better left wing (or start Auba and Laca together) and use Iwobi and fucking Welbeck as sub ONLY.


#895

No future here. Sell for +20 mil


#896

As much as I’m not sold on him I’m more than happy to see how he works under Emery and his team. Clear direction and rigorous coaching may do him wonders.

Think this season will be a decider for him in terms of what his future holds.


#897

Looks like Unai has plans with him in mind.

Most people on here have a problem with him because he doesn’t score a very much playing on the wing ( although he isn’t a winger)


#898

I feel like I can’t judge any of our shit players because it could have all been down to Wenger lol.

I’m definitely not a fan of Iwobi and have been singling him out as a player we have to upgrade / sell but let’s see what Emery can do with him.


#899

It’s not only the lack of goals , he plays in the forward positions and has close to no productivity in general.

That’s almost criminal at a top club.


#900

How do you judge his productivity? In terms of what he should be doing oppose to what he is doing?


#901

If you don’t judge a forward by his final third productivity (goals and assist), do you want to judge him by his number of tackles?

Even Ozil has WC passing skill and creating chances after chances for his players, he still got criticized for not shooting and scoring enough.

Because someone is young and has some decent link up and hold up skills, he can get a pass?


#902

Way too much, we are lucky if we get 8-10 Millions for him.


#903

He doesn’t cross, dribble or make cutting passes anywhere near enough as well as the not scoring or assisting much. Compare him to what Nasri used to bring to the side. Miles apart in every aspect.


#904

Dribbling and passing are the things he is actually good at.


#905

Not good enough.


#906

By far the most unfairly judged player in the squad imo. 100% convinced the fans are totally off about him and it’s putting unnessacary pressure on the lad but I guess like all things we shall see.


#907

That’s fine if you’re a CM, problem is he’s supposed to be an attacking midfielder.

And his passing really isn’t that good to balance out the lack of productivity in other aspects.


#908

Dribbling - very good

Pace - shite

Ball controle - very good

Short passing - very good

Long range passing - shite

Shooting - shite, shooting like a girl

Weak foot - does he even have a left foot?

Stamina and workrate - has to improve, looks knackered after 70 min.

Decision making - Sterling like, abysmal stuff.

Strenght - good

Overall i see him mostly as a midfielder. Good strenght, passing and dribbling could potentially be lethal in our team. Lets hope Unai works his magic on this guy, but i have 0 expectations.


#909

I did a comparison with some of the preferred wingers:

http://www.squawka.com/comparison-matrix#premier_league/2017/2018/alex_iwobi/819/819/9578/0/p|ligue_1/2017/2018/nabil_fekir/822/822/5597/0/p|premier_league/2017/2018/leroy_sané/819/819/12319/0/p|ligue_1/2017/2018/julian_draxler/822/822/2186/0/p#possession_score/total_forward_passes/total_backward_passes/successful_passes/key_passes/assists/chances_created/avg_pass_length/successful_take_ons_%/total_duels_%#total


#910

I will take Sterling-like decision making…


#911

You mean Arteta-like decision making