Arsene Wenger has praised Alex Iwobi after the youngster followed up his fine display against Barcelona with a goal scoring one in the 2-0 win over Everton yesterday.
The 19 year old got his first Arsenal goal in the 41st minute, racing onto a Hector Bellerin pass and finishing with aplomb.
With more experienced options like Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell sidelined, it’s a show of faith in Iwobi from the manager, who said he’s been watching him develop over the course of this campaign.
“He is an intelligent boy who is passionate about the game and wants to learn,” he said.
“He is very humble as well. He is 19 years old. He has been at the club since the age of eight. I was looking at him in training during the season and in pre-season and I liked what he did. After that, he improved very quickly with the first team.
“Month after month, he developed very well and that is why I integrated him and played him.
“He benefits from his talents, intelligence and attitude,” he continued. “He has been practising with the players since the start of the season and he has been growing in contact with these players and he is learning quickly from them.”
Iwobi also drew praise from Thierry Henry who told The Sun, “He is the perfect example of how a kid has to behave to make it to the top. He works hard, he listens and he is always on time.
“He has blossomed since breaking into the seniors and his goal and brilliant display against Everton on Saturday underlined his potential.”
It’s been a very promising start to his Arsenal career, something to enjoy